How to Control Your Emotions?

Human beings are made up of emotions. Sometimes I go through multiple emotions in a day. I start my day off happy. Ready for the day. I get in my car motivated to go to work, school, or run errands. That’s when my emotions get the best of me. I experience different emotions on the road from drivers driving erratic, backed up traffic. Sometimes it’s the people that cross our path that causes us to go through different emotions. Sometimes I react and sometimes I don’t. I worked in customer services for over eight years and I used to have to deal with rude people and though I wanted to be rude back I realized that it was my emotions trying to reciprocate not me.

Our emotions sometimes controls us. Like those tears you try to hold in but as you continue to talk they run down your cheek. This is one of the things I struggled with. I sometimes hold everything in and try to be positive but then some days I really want to say I’m not okay. My middle child has been having trouble adjusting back to the new school year and he always talks about how he can’t control his talking. I constantly remind him that he can because we control our body our body doesn’t controls. Then I realized what if he can’t control himself. We all have the power to control our actions but when our actions becomes greater than our control that’s when we tend to react.

Though my son is nine and he doesn’t have much responsibility besides school work and chores at home. I could tell that he was having trouble with controlling himself. As people we often think that we are the only ones that are struggling with something but in actuality we all are. We are all built with emotions and the way things affect us determines which one is triggered. Learning to control them is hard but it is possible. It’s okay to let our emotions show but then there is a time when we should refrain from it.

In life you are going to experience emotions. There’s no way of changing that. Sometimes we take our bodies through stressful situations that were not meant to be stressful. Like the feelings you get when you have to speak in front of a crowd or worrying about a grade on a test that you studied for. Unnecessary stress. Our bodies are made to experience each emotion to stay balanced. If you are always sad or mad it can cause you to become depressed. So remember today, In life it’s okay to be emotional. That’s how we are wired. It’s okay to get upset or be sad. Acknowledge that emotion and move on. Don’t waste your day being sad or mad over something you cannot control. In life you can’t control what happens to you but you can control how you will react.

“Remember, NO ONE has the right to control your emotions, thoughts, and actions, unless you let them.” -Kevin J. Donaldson

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