Our thoughts, behavior, and actions are in many ways influenced by how we feel in the moment! Who would like one’s emotional state taking control of one’s life? But whether we like it or not, emotions do have an intense influence on what we think or do. At times what you enjoy doing the most loses its value in your life when you feel overwhelming unhappiness. There are also times when you try something that you’ve never done before when you are filled with joy and excitement. Does an unpredictable behavior that is entirely dependent on your mood which is in turn dependent on your emotions, help you have a balance in your life?
While it’s natural and necessary to experience our emotions, it is not necessary to act out of our first impulses. When you understand what you feel within, you need to remind yourself of the choices of action that you have. Denying or ignoring what you feel doesn’t help you manage your emotions or overcome them. Rather, identifying your emotions, accepting them, and learning to manage them is imperative for a balanced life and healthy relationships. Denial or avoidance creates more trouble, as your feelings start building up within and grow into a larger problem, that could have a destructive power when not dealt with in the right manner.
Emotions are a crucial part of our lives, that teach us what’s going on within and around us and how it’s affecting us. Allowing ourselves to feel them and finding ways to cope with them makes it possible for us to keep moving in life without being controlled by what we feel. Getting overwhelmed or pushing away our emotions could damage our relationships and our well-being, as the emotions we feel have been caged within, without being dealt with or managed the right way.
Express your emotions without allowing them to have control over your behavior. When what you feel doesn’t control your life, it helps you grow in life, and make better decisions, without causing any damage to your well-being as well as that of the people around you.