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.