Imagine how your life would be if you were able to consistently make objective choices. It is believed the first thing you would have to do is change the recording in your head. Our worst self-talk is down the lines of “because I felt” or “it feels good.”
But does changing our thinking take away our feeling? After all, our emotions are part of our human nature created by God. He gave us wisdom to guide us and to protect us from our emotions as well as for other reasons. Whether they are good emotions or bad ones, we must learn how to survive them.
Here are seven ideas to help you survive your emotions:
1, Learn to accept what is. When you try to make the world suite your taste you can quickly become frustrated and emotionally unbalance. It’s the things you don’t understand or like that’s hard to accept. When you accept life and its natural flow, you will lose the attitude that your problems is everyone else’s fault. Acceptance is the start of taking responsibility for your emotions.
2. Find gratitude in every situation. Finding gratitude is the growing process that leads you to a higher place in your life. When storms come your way it’s gratitude that calms them. Life is too good not to be grateful for something, so express some gratitude for all that is going on in your life and you will begin to see the value in the storm you’re in.
3. Stay willing. Most people wants to survive their emotions. It’s the willingness to change that gives you hope and the courage to do so. The best part about having willingness is you don’t have to understand everything you feel. Staying willing helps you to remember that when you stop trying, your results will always be the same.
4. Forgive often. The best way to start taking care of yourself emotionally is through forgiveness. First you must learn to forgive yourself then learn to forgive others. You will experience the freeing and empowering feeling of having the burden of un-forgiveness lifted off your back. Although in the end you will come out stronger, you will be able to see how much you contributed to poisoning yourself spiritually.
5. Grow in honesty. Honest self-assessment in the path of becoming content. You may think that no one understands you, but it truth, you probably don’t understand yourself. Self-deceptions makes it hard for you to look at yourselves and it keeps you focusing on others. But emotionally strong people looks within for their problems and their solutions.
6. Share your feeling. In order to become and stay healthy emotionally you much share them with someone. It’s important that you find someone you can trust and who will keep what you share confidential. The longer you keep them to yourself the stronger they become. Communication is liberating and freedom from self is the goal you want to accomplish from sharing your feeling.
7. Avoid comparing. It’s a shocker to wake up and realize that other people’s success doesn’t make you a failure. Emotional pain comes in different forms and comparing yourself to others is one of them. When you stop comparing you’ll began to see that its inner satisfaction you seek. You don’t need other people’s approval to like yourself, so learn to be okay with who you are and what you have.
What would you add to the list?
Is it possible for you to make objective decisions while your emotions are high?