The ability to control emotions willingly is crucial to health and well-being. A high level of volitional self-regulation is combined with the following qualities such as perseverance, self-control, self-government, as well as self-control in various spheres of life.
Volitional regulation is especially important in the professional sphere and is an important indicator in the assessment of the specialist, as it reflects his desire to reach the top in the profession and realize their creative potential. Social recognition inspires self-confidence and encourages the specialist to solve socially significant problems in various spheres of life.
That is, emotional volitional self-regulation is the ability to control their emotional state and, accordingly, behavior, to act optimally balanced in conflict and stressful situations.
Emotional and volitional self-regulation is aimed at:
– development of emotional awareness, ie the ability to be aware of their own emotions and the reasons for their appearance, understanding the emotional state of another person;
– development of the ability to express their emotions in constructive (environmental) ways;
– the development of volitional behavior, ie the ability to control emotions, respectively, words, actions;
– development of the ability to reflect and internal speech through the expansion of consciousness
Self-regulation can be carried out using four basic means used separately or in various combinations. As a result of self-regulation, three main effects can occur:
- calming effect (elimination of emotional tension);
- recovery effect (reduction of fatigue);
- activation effect (an increase of psychophysiological reactivity).
The ability to actively change and control the processes that take place in your own body is important. Through self-regulation, it is possible to activate or slow down mental processes for a short time, as well as to improve the quality of training and efficiency of activities, and is an important factor in achieving success.