Are you aware of your own feelings?
Are you though? Really? Because raise your hand if you ever made a mistake.
Yup, you raised your hand, at least you imagined it. I know you're too lazy to raise any body part or do anything close to exercise. Anyhoot!
Ya know, sometimes we get so caught up in the heat of the moment that we're not even aware of what we're thinking or feeling, or more importantly why we feel that way.
We act on impulse and wind up...fucking up.
Fucking up is okay. It's no big deal. Mistakes are meh. But only if you learn from it
Only if you understand not only what you did wrong or why it was wrong, but what feelings led you to make that wrong decision.
Often times, mistakes are made based solely on the feelings we have in that particular moment, not necessarily the circumstances surrounding it...although there may be certain "triggers" that set you off.
We logically know it's the wrong thing to do, but our entire decision-making system is hacked by the emotional response team, leading us to make terrible, terrible decisions.
Because when emotions are in charge....well, all hell brakes loose!
We end up...
Yelling insults we didn't mean to say to someone close because we feel angry Buying stuff we don't need because we feel happy Drinking too much because we feel sad
You get the gist. Had you been aware of your emotions in that particular moment with poise and grace, you wouldn't be sittin' here thinking:
"Damnit I shouldn't have said or done [blank]!"
You must Understand (remember the U in C.O.U.C.H.? Check out lvl 65) ourselves and our own feelings in order to make the best possible choices.
Consistent Chill. That's what you want to aim for. You want to be able to remain cool-headed and calm at all times.
That will allow you to Stop. Wait. Procrastinate. And examine your feelings. BEFORE jumping ahead to act right away.
To be clear, your feelings may just tell you what you value or what deep wounds you need to heal.
Emotions are a great tool at understanding yourself. But as the final decision makers? Not such great shit, but we covered that.
Understand your emotions before moving forward. The more aware you are of your emotions you are, the easier getting what you want becomes.
The more chill you are, the easier it becomes to be self aware of said emotions.
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