Do you feel like your mood can change instantly according to what happens in your day?
Then you may be a slave to your emotions.
Being an emotional person and leading with the heart can both be great qualities. Leaning into our feelings allows us to be more self-aware and helps connect us to others. But if we allow our emotions to dictate how we live our lives, it can lead to anxiety, depression, and even have a negative impact on our health and relationships.
Apply Consequential Thinking: Pause and evaluate both the pragmatic and emotional components of the situation
Navigate Emotions: Engage emotions intentionally to help move the situation forward
Engage Intrinsic Motivation: Strengthen the inner drive to move ahead in a useful way
Exercise Optimism: Identify new opportunities and possibilities to invent additional solutions
The fact of the matter after all is said and done… a moment is not a lifetime.
Would love to hear from you. Please share any tips or steps you take when emotions rise up.