Emotions are inevitable. Everyone experiences unpleasant emotions, and they are not a bad thing. For instance, you can experience fear when pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to grow. In this situation, fear is a signal that you are on the right track.
What you don’t want is fear to hold you back.
So how to deal with it? Lean into the fear instead of running from it. Confront it head-on.
Easier said than done; I hear you saying. I am not going to lie; it is hard. And worth the effort! Because the result (i.e. fulfil your highest potential and create the life you want) is priceless.
Start by examining how your thoughts influence how you feel. An emotion is a bodily sensation that results from one or more thoughts that your mind is entertaining, consciously or unconsciously.
The first step to manage your emotions is to raise your awareness of the thoughts your mind is creating. You have no control over the thoughts that your mind generate automatically, but you do have control over the proactive and conscious creation of new thoughts.
Can you imagine the difference between entering a conversation from a thought like “I’m not good enough” versus “I change people’s lives”?
Yes, the difference is massive.
You are human and subject to negative thinking. We all have these type of thoughts. But you can become more and more conscious of how your brain is operating.
I am giving a free workshop on Tuesday. If you are interested in learning more about the mind and how to deal with emotions, I invite you to sign up for it!