The key to emotional mastery lies in being able to make the correct choices. These choices mostly amount to doing what is healthiest for you mentally and emotionally. Once you’re able to master these choices, you’ll find that mastering your emotions simply falls into place in a very logical way. Becoming proficient in making these healthy choices will have a wide-reaching positive effect on many different areas of your life – your relationships, work performance, communication, and even how well you care for yourself! You may discover that you suffer less stress, anxiety, and depression, as well.
Here are six ways that you can achieve emotional mastery:
1. Learn to avoid drama at all costs
This is the number one energy suck that you’ll experience on your way to emotional mastery, and the less drama you allow into your life, the better off you’ll be. This doesn’t mean that you can’t be empathetic, but it does mean that you need to apply and uphold boundaries when it comes to energy vampires.
2. Stop complaining, forever
Complaining doesn’t serve anyone’s best interest. It implies you have no control when, in fact, you are in complete control of your emotions. When you complain, you perpetuate negativity onto others (those you complain to), and no good can come out of that.
3. It’s okay to say no
Remember those boundaries we talked about? Here is another place where you need to uphold those boundaries. Knowing your own limits is the sign of a very emotionally healthy person. If your limits are exceeded, you cannot be the best person for yourself, or anyone else. So listen to your intuition when it seems as if you may be biting off more than you can chew.
4. Don’t discuss other people when they’re not around
This is gossip, and it’s right up there with drama as one of the top things you want to avoid. “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” That was said many moons ago by Socrates, and it is still completely relevant today.
5. Learn to become self-sufficient
Learn to be okay relying on yourself. This is rewarding on so many different levels. Learn to look within for love, and the rest of your life will blossom.
6. Stop all negative self-talk
Learn to identify negative thoughts. Every time you have a negative thought, turn it around into something positive instead. Once you become conscious of those negative thought patterns, it becomes much easier to stop that habit and replace it with positive thought patterns.