We all get powerful emotions but some people struggle when their fear, sadness or anger is so powerful it overwhelms. Almost every time we have a strong emotion, it’s driven by an irrational thought that we can change.
Try this next time you have a strong emotion. Ask yourself, what am I feeling? What am I thinking? Stop, take a deep breath and ask yourself is there another way I can think about this? What would I say to a friend who had this thought?
Will this really matter in a year’s time? What would be the wise thing to do right now? How can I move from a mindless to a mindful response?
Source: http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/mental- health/dr-eddie-murphy- 10-ways- to-build- a-strong- mind-34322235.html