When I was a kid, I used to get angry all the time. I had no control over my emotions and I let my emotions rule my actions and thoughts. Everything I did was based on an impulsive emotional reaction. As I grew up, I learned to control my emotions and now I try not to let anger control me.
We are emotional creatures.
Our actions are not only determined by our thinking, but we transition between different moods and emotions.
Most of the time we let our emotions guide or control us. Sometimes, it leads to a good outcome but at times, it can also lead to an undesired outcome. We then regret our actions which were based on short lived negative emotions.
We all know the power our emotions have on us. But what if we switch it the other way around? What if we use emotions to empower us in the way we want?
Most of us develop a constant personality. Some people are perceived to be funny, some are serious and some seem to be always smiling.
Every emotion has its place and time. Preserve your feelings and channel them when you need them. An overdose of any emotion can result in undesired outcomes.
If you stay happy all the time, you’ll hide and suppress all your negative emotions which are unhealthy for your mental and spiritual health.
If you stay funny all the time, you might not take some things in life seriously and not take actions that you need to be taking.
If you stay angry all the time, well, you know the consequences.
Every emotion has its use and all of them are natural. So instead of masking our emotions or keeping our emotion same, we can start to channel our emotions according to our needs and situation.
- If you’re feeling overwhelmed, bring positivity to life and smile.
- If you’re taking life too seriously, bring humor to life.
- If you’re working out at the gym, bring anger to life and switch to the beast mode.
- If you’re about to do something outside of your comfort zone, bring courage.
- If you’re feeling uncertain, turn it into positive anticipation and embrace the current situation.
- If you’re feeling hatred, bring love and kindness.
So I invite you to try this technique out. Don’t let your hidden emotions poison you. Channel them and take them out when the right time comes.
Instead of letting your emotions guide you, guide your emotions as you need them. A simple hack you can use to make it easier for yourself is using music. Have different types of go-to music for different situations that will help you shift your emotions when you need or don’t need one.
Emotions are your friend. Use them wisely and your life will be much better.