MASTERING YOUR EMOTIONS- IT ALL STARTS WITH YOU
Let’s face it. The year of 2020 has been something to behold! From the world spinning off its axis due to a biological pandemic; an economy in free fall; rampant unemployment; anxiety is unprecedented. Anger is unprecedented! And so is fear! The longer this pandemic lacks any internal structure and support to keep the citizens of this country safe, the more susceptible we all are (and will become) to unchecked emotions.
Emotions are natural. Emotions are normal.
Emotions are also indicators to what could be going on inside of you, or what you feel in a particular situation, or can alert you to what you have not be able to see or haven’t processed. When you think of mastering your emotions, what images come to mind? Do you think that mastering your emotions is even possible in this current social environment? I assure you that it is. Here are two things to keep in mind when it comes to your emotions:
Do you control your emotions or do your emotions control you? Before you answer, remember that we are all entitled to moments where our emotions are unchecked—where they run away from us as the old expression says. But, this should not be something that happens all the time! You control how you will react to any situation; you control your level of reaction to any situation. No one else is responsible for how you react.
Before your react in haste, remember that ever action will have both results and consequences.
Emotions should serve us, not the other way around. As an adult, you have both power and wherewithal to know that if you are prone to outbursts you will not be taken seriously. Which is detrimental to expressing the desire for getting needs met. You can be upset, you can even be angry, but you must understand that your emotions not, should not, be used as tools of manipulation. Your emotions are to get needs met. Your emotions are the tools you use to get through the world, getting your needs met or to protect you from harmful situations, or from toxic people. Do not make the continuous mistake of using your emotions of manipulate people, this never ends well.