Emotions help me to be a well-rounded person. I avoid brushing any of my feelings under the rug. I process them constructively and learn from the lessons they offer.
I love experiencing uplifting emotions like happiness, love, and pride. I take those feelings as they come and use them to make my days brighter. The effects spill over into tough situations and make them more bearable.
Anger is a difficult emotion, but I take it in stride. My first response to anger is to take a few moments to breathe. Deep breaths help me to achieve mental calmness so I can think clearly.
I know that I am allowed to feel angry about things, but it is important to manage my response.
Fear can sometimes overcome me. When I encounter scary situations, I am tempted to retreat. But I convince myself to stay put and handle what is in front of me. I know I have the necessary coping mechanisms to handle fear.
I take time to analyze why a particular situation makes me fearful. It is much easier to manage fear when I understand why I experience it.
I believe there is a technique for handling all emotions, especially the difficult ones.
Today, I embrace my emotions as they come and manage them responsibly. I focus on allowing my emotions to build me up instead of break me.
1. Which complex emotions do I sometimes need help to process?
2. In what ways can I help someone who seems overwhelmed by an emotion?
3. How do I know when I am confusing one emotion with another?