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5 effective hacks to calm yourself down when you’re over-excited

Published on:25 January 2021, 13:23pm IST
There is nothing wrong in getting excited about things, but overdoing it can have some drawbacks.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Learn to cope with over-excitement, ladies. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Have you ever met an over-excited soul? Well, if you have, then you must know that this category of people are full of life, and big optimists. They find joy in even the smallest of things. Basically, their attitude is to always see the silver lining – which is not bad at all.

But at times, over-excitement can backfire. That’s because it impacts the way they think, and can also trigger them to make biased decisions. Not to forget, over-excitement can also make them panic at times, because of the sudden rush of emotions.

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But why do people get over-excited in the first place

Hormones, hormones, and hormones are to be blamed for this. According to renowned psychiatrist, Dr Rahul Khemani, excitement of any kind is all about a state of arousal. In the arousal state, the heart rate increases, the sympathetic nervous system observes increased activity, and the brain begins to signal at the increased production of hormones. The hormone, which is responsible for this is dopamine. It is also known as a ‘happy hormone‘, as it plays a big role in the brain’s reward system.

When a person is excited, their emotions become more powerful and can affect their decision-making abilities. It can also lead to impulsive behaviour,” he says.

But is there a way to lower this over-excitement? Thankfully, there is.

Dr Khemani recommends five simple yet effective ways to keep calm:
  1. Awareness is important

    Look for signs that make you aware about your over-excitement. You could be more talkative, aggressive, demanding, and generally don’t feel as grounded. You could also experience some form of disorientation with regard to your surroundings.

  2. Step outside if over-excitement is making you anxious

    Yes, that’s true. A sudden high in hormones can make you pretty anxious. If you feel breathless, then step out of your premises, inhale fresh air, and expose yourself to sunlight. This will help you calm down

  3. Practice meditation and breathing exercises

    Meditation will help you to calm down, because at times, too much excitement can be awkward. And as we have discussed, over-excitement can amp up your heart rate, so breathing exercises will come in handy.

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    Rejoice the super power of mediation. Image courtesy: Shuttestock
  4. Indulge your senses

    “Listen to some music, look at different colours, eat something or drink water, and move around,” suggests Dr Khemani.

  5. Practise balancing your emotions, even otherwise in your daily life

    The mind has to be trained to not vacillate between highs and lows. Using a detached approach towards your emotions, observing them as an outsider without judgment, can help in this process.

So, if you are over-excited for a trip or maybe meeting your bestie, just ensure that this emotion doesn’t impact your well-being. Rest, there’s no harm in being excited in life. 

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.