Managing our emotions

It’s always a juggling act trying to reduce the amount of negative emotions, which we take in each day. It’s also a juggling act trying to avoid being influenced by other people’s emotions.

I continue to practice the following:

  • Use any negative thoughts as a tool to turn thoughts into positive ones. Continue to build on them so that you improve what’s going on in your present life. No one can turn back the clock on what’s past, but we can change our thoughts on how we see the past and perceive any future decisions;
  • Always be responsible and aware of your interpretations, so that your interpretations and your responses to your interpretations cut your problems down to size, not add to them;
  • If the problem you have is yours, own it; don’t hide it, or give the problem to someone else. If the problem isn’t yours, try to work out whose problem it is and give it straight back;
  • The worst thing any of us can do is hold on to our emotions. If something is bothering us, we need to say what it is regardless of the outcome. That is probably the biggest reason why many of us hold back.

Finally, for every situation we find ourselves in, there will always be opportunities that we’re not aware of, but they’re there. We should use those opportunities as a stepping stone to help with our emotions; turning them into positive ones.

9 Dec, 2012

4 thoughts on “Managing our emotions

  1. Good suggestions. I used to be very emotional and I let everyone know, but I tend to hold them in now. I really only have one person that I can talk to and that’s online.

    I don’t have anyone that I can really talk to face to face, so I keep things in a lot. I used to talk to my daughter every day but she moved away and I know I can talk to her via phone but it’s not the same.

    1. Thanks Lisa.

      It’s lovely when there is someone you can relate to enough to say what you feel. I generally write things down, or if I have an problem and I know who it’s with, I tend to speak out and although that in itself isn’t easy to do, it does mean the air is cleared, which helps emotionally.

      If I have a problem with my children I’ll talk the problem through with them, but they generally don’t get to know what I deal with, unless it involves another family member, which they need to know about.

      They’ll have time enough to have to deal with issues of their own in their lifetime, without me talking to them about things.

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