This is a crazy time. Absolutely batsh#t crazy. (Pun intended.)
There’s some pretty scary stories out there. It’s hard to know what to believe, who to believe, how to behave, whether to conform, or whether to rebel. How do we discern what’s right and wrong when all the big players seem to have an agenda?
I’m not writing this to scare you. Not at all. In fact, I’m writing this to strengthen you. To encourage you. To free you.
Emotions are very powerful.
You make every single decision based on emotion.
You form every opinion because of a feeling.
Every memory you hold is because of an emotion associated with the event.
Everything you’ve ever learned is logged away with an emotional association.
Your emotions drive every single behaviour, choice, and function that you’ve ever taken part in and that you ever will take part in.
That is why you must be the one in charge of your emotions.
Because if someone else controls your emotions, then someone else controls you.
You know the puppet on the strings? Well, if you let someone else control your emotions, then you’ve just handed them your strings. And you’re their puppet.
I don’t know about you, but I hate being controlled. I don’t want to be anyone’s puppet.
So how are you being controlled?
Your social media feeds are influencing your emotions. The shows you watch. The music you listen to. The stories you view on the news. The people you talk to. The experiences you have. They all influence your emotions.
Even this very article is influencing your emotions!
And when someone else controls your emotions, someone else controls you.
BUT…and here’s a big but…only if you let them.
That’s right. You don’t have to be emotionally influenced by these things. You have the final say on what emotions you feel, what feelings you have, what attitude you maintain.
If you control your emotions, you control yourself.
It’s called resilience.
When you have high resilience you aren’t going to have your emotions pushed about by others. When you are resilient you are able to direct your emotions where you want them to go. When you are resilient, you are less vulnerable to the fear, anger, anxiety, rage, and panic going on all around you. You are more likely to discern the truth. More likely to control your own behaviours, make your own choices, and find your own way.
When you are resilient, you are free.
I hope that this article has influenced your emotions. Not to control you. But to set you free.
Start building your resilience and find freedom and happiness, here.
Here’s to Conquering Stress,
The Stress Experts
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