The most important thing about our emotions is how we relate, connect and then deal with them. Taking emotional control is important if we are going to manage our emotions and our lives well.
However, when it comes to our emotions, it’s easy to become distracted, particularly if we have more than one thing on our mind, so acknowledging our distractions helps. Working on our distractions will help bring any unaddressed emotions we have back into focus.
Our underlying experiences and beliefs will activate our emotions and how we feel. Therefore, it is important that we’re aware of what those emotions are. What we tell ourselves works beyond any conscious reasoning, so we must start by correcting those.
The real emotional triggers are our unconscious thoughts. Although other people and events will trigger unpleasant feelings and reactions from us, they are not the only cause. It is important we own our emotions, but before we can do that, we must understand them. Without understanding, we may even deny our emotions exist or that they belong to us, let alone deal with them.
But taking emotional control is essential if we are to live well and have good emotional and physical health.