We’ve all been there; that moment when we calm down and realize that our emotions just completely took over our bodies and caused us to behave in a way that we now regret. While this is natural and human, the frequency of this experience is completely contingent upon how we’ve learned to regulate our emotions on a regular basis. The reality is that how we identify, accept and overcome emotions is entirely within our control. We don’t need to become slaves to our feelings—riding the unpredictable waves of emotional highs and lows. Instead, we can reflect on some of the things that people with more emotional control don’t do — and try to stop doing these things ourselves. Here are seven things that people with emotional control simply don’t do: 1. They don’t ignore their feelings 2. They don’t neglect how their feelings affect their bodies 3. They don’t simply reject emotions without working through them 4. They don’t disregard the activating event to their feelings 5. They don’t disregard the thoughts they were having before the emotion 6. They don’t ignore the consequences of acting on emotional impulse 7. They don’t continue repeating unhelpful emotional patterns
BEFORE YOU CAN KNOW WHERE YOU ARE HEADED, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE + WHO YOU ARE. ONCE YOU HAVE SELF-AWARENESS AND CLARITY IN KNOWING YOUR PASSIONS AND PURPOSE, YOU CAN BEGIN TO CREATE A LIFE AND CAREER IN COMPLETE ALIGNMENT WITH YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF: SETTING GOALS THAT RESONATE WITH YOUR SOUL, BUILDING IN DAILY STEPS THAT BRING YOU CLOSER TO THOSE GOALS, AND HANGING IN THERE THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS.