We should choose to be happy over being angry or sad. I didn’t understand why as a child I was so angry. Fast-forward to adulthood and I believe, see and understand things differently now.
How many of us react out of anger? We’re quick to get our feelings out so that we protect ourselves. We usually impart a reaction to something that’s said, and that can be damaging. It is important that we’re in control and understand how to deal with our emotions.
My struggles and attitude was as a consequence of a disability that I didn’t know I had and was never addressed. But we need to make sure that the actions of others do not influence our reactions. Looking back, I was too young to understand.
When we allow others to influence us, we are giving them power over our emotions, and that influences how we behave back. When we take control of our emotions, we’re less likely to emanate negative emotions.
We need to own and deal with our thoughts and feelings so that what others say, doesn’t affect our response. Our response is a habit that must be relearned. The same way we learn to react inappropriately, we must learn to act appropriately.