Telling people what and how to feel is often pointless. Giving people the tools to better manage emotions and feelings can be more effective.

Many people have worries now. Those worries lead to negative feelings like fear, anxiety, anger and panic. But worry is hard to stop, and is a pointless emotion that opens the door to those other negative emotions.

Yes, some of it is the brain doing its job in keeping us safe and from danger. But there is a daily and incessant banging on about things in the media and from other people, most of which you have absolutely no power over whatsoever and is designed to create worry.

So, 4 things that you can do to help yourself.

Turn the TV and radio off!

This is  not burying your head in the sand. It’s taking back control of your emotions and deciding how you want to feel today but regulating the input.

Money worries – make that call!

Whatever the concern, creditors would prefer you to pay than default. Many people don’t like making phone calls. Pick the phone up, call and have that conversation. Resolution comes after difficult conversations so make that call and watch some of any anxiety shrink.

Disengage with toxic people!

Engaging with those people that always bring drama into your life has a negative impact on your emotional state. Those people can become toxic if they always do things like constantly letting you down, borrowing money without paying you back, always criticising you or talking about their lives and dismissing yours etc. Bye!

Do more of the things that you enjoy!

If you can, of course. When you are enjoying yourself and are happy, you won’t be thinking about negative emotions. You will also be releasing endorphins like dopamine and oxytocin which are your happy hormones. Exercise releases those endorphins too, especially if you do these things with someone else.

So, todays message is to not let the input from media or people get you down. You have the power to decide how you want to feel today. 

Do it today.

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