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Monday, August 8, 2016
KEEPING YOUR EMOTIONS IN BALANCE...
emotions in balance”
Has your child ever erupted in Anger? Ever cry out of
This week we discuss the quality of keeping
your emotions in balance. As the saying goes, “Lose control of your emotions, your opponent has an ally.” Every emotion has an appropriate time and
place. There is a time to be stern, and a time to be compassionate. If we
become overly emotional, or if we mix these times and places up, we lose our
ability to act appropriately. If, however we are able to respond with the
appropriate emotion, at the appropriate time, with the right intensity, then we
will have the best possible experience.
“A mighty person is one who has control over their emotions and can make
friends of their enemies.”
This all sounds good, but how do we put this idea into
action? An important thing to remember is that you are responsible for your
actions. You may not be able to control your thoughts, but you should certainly
be able to control what you do. So you might just decide not to say or do
anything you would regret later when you are emotional. Logic and emotion are
like oil and water…they do not mix! Wait until you are calm before you confront
someone with an issue or before you make any important decisions.
Your assignment this week is to try and recognize when
disempowering emotions are starting to take hold of you and “Nip them in the