We are drawn, moved, enlightened, destroyed, or even now made rich by our emotions.
Emotions can be tricky because we often “feel” like doing something, which in turn leads to a negative outcome. Or we can have a “feeling” that something is going to be great and it actually is. Feelings aren’t wrong but the origination of a particular emotion may not be of our best interest.
For example, if you’ve watched any episode of a reality show there always an individual who is overcome by his/her emotions and it leads to a fight. Our own mind begins to subconsciously relay these situations to our present or future relationship. You or someone you know often states, “I don’t know what came over me” or “I just blanked out.” Without getting to scientifically our brain can temporarily overtaken by our emotions or more so other things suppressed while one thing is magnified. In turn we sometimes have “black outs” that can leave us with regretting results.
So, how can I get my emotions in order? I’m glad you askedJ In spite of some beliefs emotions can be controlled and avoided. Yes we must experience emotions such as joy, anger, love, hate, etc. but it does not have to take over our physical demeanor. Emotions is not what really causes problems but rather our reaction to those emotions.
The way to begin a mental transformation is by:
- taking time to pray and meditate on positive things, such as reading the Bible.
- Change your inner circle, make a conscience decision to allow those closest to you to be positive, supportive, and encouraging individuals.
- Physical exercise and healthy eating will bring great results while relieving stress
- Relay your honest feelings to an individual right after an incident occurs. However, take a few minutes to not relive the moment.
These steps seem easy enough, right?! However, be ready for a fight over getting your emotions in order because its much easier to just let things boil up instead of deal with quickly.
Scripture: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Phil. 4:8)
Call to Action: Implement above steps immediately in your life by committing to do one of these steps TODAY!