It feels like lava is in my esophagus and it’s slowly rising into my mouth. Yet, I keep calm despite the fact that lately there is a lot of funk in the air, and many people are being extremely rude towards me and to others.
Are you the type of person who bottles up your emotions inside of you? And then you burst all at once?
Or, are you the type to have outbursts in the exact moment of something influencing your mood?
Do you take your anger and frustrations out on OTHERS? Or, do you tend to become angry and frustrated with YOURSELF?
Do you go straight to the source when you are angry or frustrated to hash it out? Or, do you go to others and vent about them, instead?
I Have a Secret
I have a tendency to bottle up my negative emotions for fear of “rocking the boat.” I sometimes bottle up my positive ones, too, for fear of showing any kind of attachment.
I have more to disclose: I take out my anger and frustrations on myself. I try to figure out what I did wrong. And sometimes I vent to people who are close to me (but not at them) BECAUSE I’m trying to figure out what the hell just happened.
We All Have Our Moments of Feeling Like A Ticking Time-Bomb
I ask these questions because I find they are important in getting to know yourself in how you operate under pressure. Furthermore, it helps you to be able to be more AWARE of your emotional reactions vs. more thought-provoking responses.
While we can’t always adjust our emotional temperature 24/7, there are some things to keep in mind and practice while performing your Mastering Your Mindset journaling to BE more aware and take your power back within yourself.
1) Is bottling up my current emotions/unleashing my current emotions through hasty reactions going to SOLVE/HELP the current situation? State your case: why or why not?
2) Is bottling up my current emotions/unleashing my current emotions through hasty reactions going to HELP my relationships with others in my work life and/or personal life? State your case: why or why not?
3) When I think of my current challenge that is influencing my negative emotions, what am I TRULY afraid of about it? WHY am I afraid of this outcome?
4) What could I be thinking and doing in order to SHIFT from these emotionally-charged feelings of frustrations or anger so that I no longer feel like I am out of control of myself and my life?
Everything IS temporary. What you are currently undergoing right now is not going to be the same a month, 3 months, 6 months, or even a year from now. And what is the best way to take your power back within your soul and put yourself back into the driver’s seat? Gain KNOWLEDGE around your thoughts/feelings of WHY you are thinking/feeling this way. In addition, Google some articles to read to further understand that you are NOT alone in your feelings. Lastly, you CAN and you WILL get through this.
Whether or not you take your frustrations or anger out on others, or you bottle them up inside and explode all at once, you ARE ultimately responsible for YOUR responses. We all have our emotionally-charged moments, but we always have a CHOICE in how we want to go forward with the situation at hand. And while it can be challenging to remember during these emotionally-charged moments, practice makes for progression in empowering yourself for WHEN you have these charged moments.
When you practice at thinking and feeling how you TRULY want to think and feel, it gets easier and the outside influences won’t affect you the way they used to affect you BECAUSE you are in the driver’s seat of your soul and of your mindset. Everything is relative and nothing is permanent in this Universe (except change, change is always constant).
Have a great day!
Change Your Mindset & You Change Your Life,
Journal Girl Jaclyn