Do you ever struggle to shake off bad moods? Or wish you could bounce back a little faster from stressful or frustrating experiences? If so, join the club. Most of us struggle with difficult emotions and moods because we were never taught much about our emotions, either how they work or how to work with them.
"When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves."
... so they don't overwhelm you and affect your judgment.
In order to change the way you feel about a situation, you must first change the way you think about it.
Increased fear of rejection: “I’m applying for my dream job. I’ll be devastated if they don’t hire me.” Decreased fear of rejection: “I’m applying for three exciting positions. If one doesn’t pan out, there are two more I’m well qualified for.”
How we handle stressful situations can make the difference between being assertive versus reactive, and poised versus frazzled. When under pressure, the most important thing to keep in mind is to keep our cool.
If you feel nervous and anxious, put cold water on your face and get some fresh air.
If you feel fearful, depressed, or discouraged, try intense aerobic exercises. Energize yourself.