Master Your Emotions

Nathan Daggett |

If it feels like your emotions are getting the better of you – don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there before and it’s time for us to learn to master this part of your life, because when we get caught up in our feelings, it keeps us from taking positive action.

If you going to succeed and excel, you must be willing to take action in the face of fear, doubt, or even a lack of motivation.

The simple way to do this is to learn how to change your emotional and physical states when your feelings begin to overwhelm you. Here are some ideas to help:

- Physical: If you’re feeling unfocused, get up and go for a run – just get out and move.

- Mental: If you’re feeling uninspired, read or listen to something that’ll lift your spirits and get you back in the zone.

- Emotional: If you’re feeling upset, stick your hand on your heart and do a breathing exercise – it will help you feel the tension fade away.

Balancing your emotional and mental states is absolutely essential if you want to take control of your life. When your emotional states begin to rise and fall, you’ve got to be willing to take action despite the way you feel. It might not be easy, but developing the strength to take action without getting caught up in your emotions will pay dividends in the long run.