Our emotions don’t happen to us without our involvement, we construct them, we make them real. We construct them by making predictions while using our experiences and memories from previous moments in life.
Any new experience in life that we accumulate, let it be by reading books or watching a movie, or anything that provide new information, offer us an opportunity to construct our minds in new ways, and therefore construct our emotions in new ways, and even master them and be in control.
Never Mastering Emotions
Mastering our emotions is one of the best things we can do for our emotional health. Knowing more than one emotion (anger, frustration, joy, anxiety, boredom, calmness, excitement, e.t.c.) can help us be more specific about what we are feeling and therefore a better understanding of how to deal with them in a more peaceful manner.
Mastering our emotions is a powerful skill and by being able to understand what we are feeling and that we are given a choice to address them, we are giving ourselves a lot more freedom to live a more fulfilled and joyful life.
We always have a choice when it comes to experiencing any emotion – we can fight it, resist it, or just let ourselves be. When we focus on the negative things in life we are consistently letting our minds worry.
Mastering our emotions lets us be aware of them, and gives us an opportunity to make a conscious choice to change our focus and have more manageable moments in life and therefore more enjoyable emotions and moments in life as a result.
How to do so:
The best thing to do in any situation is to always remember that everything in life is temporary and not a single day is the same. By remembering this and understanding that we get to ground ourselves and give less unnecessary attention to our sensations, so we can enjoy life more in the way we are intended to.
We all have had situations where we let our emotions get the best of us, often we don’t understand what is happening until we are far into our emotions. By identifying what we really feel, we can give…