Lately, I have been feeling really content and emotionally whole and that is because I am on a journey of mastering my emotions. I call it a journey because it does not end, it has no final destination and I do not think that I will ever reach a point where I confidently say that “I have mastered my emotions” because there will be days where I am not feeling emotionally whole or content. I am learning to be in control of my emotions – that is the only thing we can be in control of in life. We can make plans but ultimately we have no control of whether or not they pan out that way, and most of the time they don’t.
In this article I will be delivering to you guys a recipe for mastering your emotions that has been working for me. It has guided me to feeling lighter and more content and has placed me in a place where I rarely have episodes where I am feeling distraught and fail to find a reason why.
Have A Morning Routine.
Wake up early and seize the day. I always say that what you do in the morning, will set the tone of your day. Most of the time, if your morning is slow and not productive then the chances of your day turning out to be productive are very slim. Waking up late will have you missing out on half the day, time waits for no one and it is important to use your time wisely. Productive and clear mornings provide smooth days.
Wake up early, between 6am and 6.45am and have a prayer/meditation session for 10 to 15minutes. This will bring about clear thoughts and a calm spirit. Most of the time the first thing we do is check our phones and by doing that we are already and automatically internalizing outer energy and whatever is going on around you. You instantly become a thermostat whereas when you meditate and/or pray first; you choose how you are going to feel that morning.
After your prayer and/or meditation session, exercise. Go for a jog or do cardio exercises but the point is to get your blood flowing, your body moving and your heart beating. I personally go for a morning jog and do a bit of exercises. Not only does this leave you feeling refreshed but breathing in that fresh air in the morning is very therapeutic.
Adopt Healthier Lifestyle Habits.
Choose water over soda. Choose baked chips and not fried. Choose to read and not sit in front of the tv for hours on end. Reading is a stress-reducing activity and increases your brain power. We now live in a generation where books can be stored on devices so you can read wherever and whenever. Another thing I think is part of adopting a healthier lifestyle is making choices that will make you a better person and will help you become the best version of yourself. This will make you feel better physically and make you feel better about yourself.
The key is to make the right choices. The healthier and better choices. Habits are what dreams are made of.
Prioritize Yourself. ie. Self-Care.
This is very imperative to mastering your emotions. When we do not prioritize ourselves we might find ourselves pouring from an empty cup. It is your own personal responsibility to pour back into yourself. There are many ways to practice self-care and they are all important. We can get so caught up in taking care of other people and making sure that they are okay that we end up neglecting ourselves and that will lead to us feeling frustrated. By taking care of other people and neglecting ourselves, we are choosing to cater to everyone elses emotions except for our own.
Protect your energy. We are often so concerned about the public and the spectators so we end up wanting to please everyone. I think that removing yourself from a situaon or company of people who are draining your energy is an act of self-care. Another act of self-care could be going on a solo-date. Have lunch or dinner by yourself, go do your nails, spend some time alone. Self-care comes in many different forms and looks different to everyone. Whether its eating a piece of cake or having a long introspection of self, whatever you need to do to take care of yourself… do it.
Speak Good Words Over Your Life.
Practice positive thinking and self-empowerment, affirm yourself! I do not think I need to elaborate on this point.
Meditate In The Evening.
In the evening, meditate mindfully. This means taking the time to be in touch with your inner self. Breathe deeply and slowly. This will put your mind at ease and will bring your brain to rest and will smooth out any rough spots of the day.
I hope that this helps you in becoming more in control of your emotions and being emotionally whole and content.