Controlling Your Emotions

By: Will Wavvy

How many relationships do you think end because of a specific problem?

I know what you’re going to say, “All of them, duh?! What kind of question is that?!” But really think about it.

Is it the problem itself or the fight because of the problem?

Usually you attach an emotion (anger, sadness, disappointment, etc) to a problem and you act out accordingly. You say or do things in accordance to that emotion. A simple, “You don’t take the trash out” on a normal day turns into “You lazy ass mofo, you don’t do ish around here” when you allow yourself to feel emotional about it. There are many broken relationships, occupied hospital beds, full jails and cemeteries because someone let their emotions get the best of them for a brief second.

Imagine the difference in your personal life and relationships if you controlled your emotions.

Easily said? Of course.

Easily done? Of course not.
But where’s the fun in only doing what’s easy?

For a few years now I’ve been reading an affirmation a few times a week and trust me it’s made a big difference. It’s helped me go from being VERY emotional about most things to now being called “indifferent” a lot because my moods rarely change. Today’s Relationship Play Of the Day is…

Master your emotions.

Begin reading this affirmation, OUT LOUD, 3 times a day, EVERYDAY, for 30 days, and from that point once a day thereafter.  Read it when you wake up. at some point during the day, and before you go to bed.  This affirmation is from The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino one of the best books I’ve ever read.

Master Your Emotions

Today I will be master of my emotions.

It’s one of nature’s tricks, little understood, that each day I awaken with moods that have changed from yesterday. Yesterday’s joy will become today’s sadness; yet today’s sadness will grow into tomorrow’s joy.

Today I will be master of my emotions.

If I bring rain and gloom, darkness and pessimism to others they will react with rain and gloom, darkness and pessimism to me. If I bring joy and enthusiasm, brightness and laughter to others, then they will bring joy and enthusiasm, brightness and laughter to me.

Today I will be master of my emotions.

How will I master my emotions so that every day is a happy and productive one? I will learn this secret of the ages: weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions, strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts. Each day, when I awake, I will follow this plan of battle, before I am captured by the forces of sadness, self-pity and failure.

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will remember past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.

Today I will be master of my emotions.

If I become overconfident I will recall my failures.
If I overindulge I will think of past hungers.
If I feel complacency I will remember my competition.
If I enjoy moments if greatness I will remember moments of shame.
If I feel all-powerful I will try to stop the wind.
If I attain great wealth I will remember one unfed mouth.
If I become overly proud I will remember a moment of weakness.
If I feel my skill is unmatched I will look at the stars.

Today I will be master of my emotions.

And with this new knowledge I will recognize the moods of others. I will make allowances for his anger and irritation of today for he knows not the secret of controlling his mind. I can withstand his arrows and insults for now. I know that tomorrow he will change and be a joy to approach.

No longer will I judge a man on one meeting. No longer will I fail to call again tomorrow on he who meets me with hate today. This day he will not buy gold chariots for a penny, yet tomorrow he would exchange his home for a tree. My knowledge of this secret will be my key to great wealth.

Today I will be master of my emotions.

About willwavvy

Will Wavvy has written 349 post in this blog.

My life is dedicated to educating and empowering others to make healthy relationship choices. I write about, and answer questions about relationships in my never-ending quest to help people stay in love long after they've fallen in love.