Joe Wilner writes a great post for CYT on how to achieve emotional balance when situations trigger us.
We can experience a whirlwind of emotions ranging from thrilling to devastating, and if we’re not prepared to deal with them, emotions can lead us to do some very irrational things.
If you’ve ever heard the saying, “I was so mad I couldn’t think straight,” you have an idea of the importance of emotional balance. We tend to think less clearly and thoroughly when we are highly emotional.
Any emotional extreme can lead us to make hasty decisions we might later regret. Even when emotions are positive our behavior can be erratic and unpredictable. We want to learn how to balance our state of mind to most effectively deal with others and certain situations that trigger us...