Using Meditation to Manage Your Emotions
How easy do you find it to manage your emotions? Are there particular emotions you avoid managing that later interfere with your life? How is that working out for you?
Often in life people will neglect managing their emotions. This could be for a variety of reasons. It could be that they are not aware of their emotions. It could be that they see the emotion as not important enough to warrant managing. It could even be that they use strategies to manage their emotions that only give rise to additional issues, and subsequently additional emotions to contend with.
Failure to address and manage our emotions is a complex topic. Everyone is different. What is important to one person, won’t necessarily merit the same importance in another. This can prove to be a difficulty for many in relationships, whether they are personal or professional. Understanding this and being able to express empathy in such situations can go a long way to combat these differences.
However, whatever does spark an emotional response in you, and there will be some things, needs to be addressed. If you neglect to manage your emotions they will accumulate and they will release themselves, at some point. It might not be immediately. It might not be for the reason you experienced the initial emotion. It might be expressed unintentionally, or at an innocent target, but the likelihood is that it will cause you additional issues and additional emotions to contend with.
Once we have identified our emotional cues, which as I mentioned previously can be supported with meditative practice, then we can begin to manage our emotions. Again, a meditative practice can support us with managing our emotions. Depending on the emotion, focusing on ourselves, how we are feeling physically, mentally, and emotionally can be revealing. It is an individual journey, but support is available. If anyone wants support with managing emotions, please don’t hesitate to book a Free Mindset Meeting.
Using meditation, we can become more familiar with ourselves, our wants, and our needs. Sometimes we may need to relax. Sometimes we may need motivation. Sometimes we may need to simply be. Addressing the cause in a calm, confident, and assertive manner doesn’t mean we create additional issues for ourselves. It means we are opening a dialogue to address issues. It means we address issues at the root before they escalate. It means that we are saving ourselves from additional issues and hazardous emotions.
However, we then still have the physical effects of the emotion to contend with. Even after addressing the root cause. Although, addressing the root cause will extract most of the power the emotion holds over us. Again, meditation can support us with managing those physical effects.
I am currently developing my own meditations. If anyone has a particular area that they would like to address or a particular emotion, book a Free Mindset Meeting. We can discuss if I can craft a bespoke meditation to support you. I can record these meditations for you to use at your convenience.
Why wait until your emotions are in control of you? Take back control from your emotions. Manage your emotions, before they manage you. It is a complex and challenging topic, but it is possible. I want to support you to support yourself. Believe in your self-efficacy. I do.