Opus 2 – Take Your Emotions Seriously: Your emotions determine your behavior

The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions,
the more you become a lover of what is.

~ Baruch Spinoza ~

Did you know that when you stay in the “present” you are, and feel much calmer?

Your body, and your mind are in balance, and there is less tension within you, and around you.

To get to this state of body, and mind you must let go of your future, and past thoughts.

This is not to say that you do no planning for the future or learn from your past, it just means when you catch your self feeling tense, focus on the moment, and begin feeling the difference.

The goal is to stay “present” when you begin to lose your focus, and your creativity.

When you are in the “present” you are in control of your self which leads to wellness. Multi-tasking, doing many things at once does not.

After all, there is more to a day than you realize, the choice is yours.

[August 13, 2008]

According to Eckhart Tolle, most people treat the present moment as if it is an obstacle that they need to overcome. “Since the present moment is Life itself, this is an insane way to live.”

Staying present in the moment helps you be aware; and helps you accept your intuition, your emotions, feelings, and thoughts. With awareness, and acceptance of your intuition, emotions, feelings, and thoughts you are able to manage, and overcome your stress reactions; and makes your heart sing.

The value you attribute to certain emotions has an effect on your behavior; and your perception; ideas, people, places, and things. There is a tendency to miss out on something of value because of your perception of the value you attribute to your emotions,

All emotions need to be released. When emotions are not accepted, and expressed verbally they have a tendency to be released physically as backaches, boredom, fatigue, headaches, irritability, mood-swings, sleeplessness, and stomach disorders.

Emotions when not accepted also tend to be released as abusive behaviors such as hitting, name calling, punching etc.

To express an emotion means that you tell the individual what he/she has done (or not done) makes you feel.

Statements such as “When you_________, I feel_________ is made not to manipulate the person to do things your way rather it is made for you to release your emotions, and your feelings.

All emotions are OK.

What you do with them counts.

How are you letting go of your emotions, and your feelings without talking about them?

How do you let go of your emotions, and your feelings?

Letting go of your emotions, and your feelings changes your behavior.

[April 23, 2009]

Are changes in your behavior causing feelings of being overwhelmed with your life?

Here are ways to take your emotions seriously without feeling overwhelmed.

Be mindful of how you manage, and use your emotions.

When your emotions are managed, and used mindfully you are able to lead a more productive life.

Since a life with greater effectiveness, and productivity needs energy, when emotions are used mindfully, and managed effectively, you are able to use, and release your energy to extend your personal limits, and accept change as an opportunity.

Accepting change as an opportunity, and discovering the benefits of the stress of taking your emotions seriously can become the driving force that helps you reach your goals.

Remember, avoiding stress is not necessarily healthier than seeking it out.  The time to be concerned about your stress level is when you feel that your effectiveness or your health is at risk.

To avoid risking your effectiveness, and your health, find your optimum level of stress, where there is just enough to avoid complacency, and not too much to cause burnout, fatigue, headaches, personality changes, restlessness, sleeplessness, stomach upsets,  and weight loss or gain.

[December 28, 2009]

Being present in the moment as a viable approach to avoid distress is taught in many stress management programs.

Full awareness of any emotional feeling without thought requires presence in the moment to realize that there is an emotional feeling.

When you choose to take your attention away from thinking, and stay in the present moment you begin to notice that you may be spending your time worrying about the future or dwelling about the past.

By bringing your full awareness — without thought —  into the present moment sensing the essence of the present moment — life itself, and not the external manifestation of  your life —  people, radio, surroundings, television, — no matter what life or the essence of your life brings you — anger, fear, sadness — what ever you are emotionally feeling makes the emotional feeling dissipate.

By being present in the moment you gain power, have more power, less stress, and get more from your life knowing what is important in your life, and spending your time, and your energy there.

To know what is important in your life needs making a distinction between importance, and urgency.  Importance is something you place a value on, and urgency is something you or someone tells you to do right away.

Bottom line, while you are busy with urgent deadlines you may be missing something more important in your life.

Are you aware of, and do you accept what are you missing in your life?

Do you know what’s missing in your life?

Explore your life, and feel the power of being present in the moment.

The choice is yours.

[September 02, 2010]

The longer I am on the Internet, the more I read, and see a movement towards  “taking your emotions seriously” on Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  as they acclaim, and proclaim the need for authenticity, and transparency in your business, and your personal life.

To move past your business competitors. marketing/selling  now requires an authentic approach that is transparently believable.

On the personal level, there has been a tremendous movement toward acceptance of feelings as a way to let others know who you are; and what you need and want.

Since our emotions direct our behavior, clearly it is a matter of  choice as to what emotions you want to share, and how you want to share them.

Being present in the moment is a way to make an impact on business. and personal relationships.

Once again, the choice is yours!
{Remember to be kind ♥}

[May 06, 2011]

Here are some how-to take your emotions seriously since your emotions determine your behavior, and lessons learned for your consideration.

  • Act with meaning, and purpose to get the results you want by making some body happy without hurting yourself or others.
  • Choose how you respond to what happens to you.
  • In every moment of every day you are able to create the life you want.
  • Search your heart every day to find, and challenge your limiting beliefs.
  • Since your disposition, and not your circumstances gets you what you want; your behavior must have meaning, and purpose to get the results you want.
  • Stay in the now, plan for the future, and take purpose full and meaning full action.
  • What you believe determines the outcome of all of your experiences.
  • What if every day you make some body happy?
  • When there is enthusiasm in your life greatness is achieved.
  • You are able to choose how you respond to what happens to you.

[December 29, 2011]

We’ve all heard that motivation is the key to living — being motivated, and staying motivated.

So, where does your motivation come from?

If, and when you give up, how can you expect your business, and personal relationships to survive?   How can your clients, your customers, your family, and your friends believe in you?

Your motivation comes from within; you build on your errors,  your failures, your strengths, and your weaknesses.   You never give up!   You continue looking for what is impotant in your life.   You continue searching for the meaning of your life.

By taking your emotions seriously — not acting on them — you begin finding the answers, and the motivation to keep going.

[You can read more on Motivation in Opus VII]

[August 31, 2012]

Did you know that your emotions influence your behavior?

Did you know that you can choose to act on your emotions or share them?

Sharing rather than acting on your emotions is best because emotions are irrational; and when you act on your emotions there is a tendency to come across as a victim.

When you share your emotions you begin to find your emotional strength, and begin to teach others what you want from your relationship with them.

We all know what emotions feel like even though they take many physical forms,  What we do with them counts, and matters!

We all worry sometimes.  We all get scared sometimes.   These are normal even healthy responses to threatening situations.

If you are among those who need help with dealing with extreme worry or fear all the time, you must take these emotions seriously, and seek prompt attention from your healthcare provider.

Life is all about the choices we make, so learn to take your emotions seriously.

Keep opening your heart — compassion, and love are the most necessary emotions of all.

Find the courage to put your self out there by…
…challenging your self to accept, and share your emotions.

Are you ready to take your emotions seriously, and choose to be remarkable by…
…creating a lasting impression?
…how much you are willing to invest in your self?
…making a difference in people’s lives?
…taking your emotions seriously?
…the questions you ask?

At the end of the day, the secret to emotional strength is finding your center, your core because taking your emotions seriously makes your heart sing!

Share your feelings with others rather than act on them because now is the time take your emotions seriously.

I encourage, and support you taking your emotions  seriously.

[May 03, 2013]

Taking  your emotions seriously — as  introduced at the beginning of this opus — requires being present in the moment essential, and necessary.

Did you know that being in the moment gives you the leverage  you need to live your life with creativity, enthusiasm, inspiration, and less distress?

To live being in the moment adds a dimension of quality, and well-being to your life.

Here are a few ideas on being in the moment in your business, personal, and professional life for your consideration…

…accept what you are experiencing without judgment!
…accept what you have, and who you are!
…accept your inner voice, your intuition!
…accept your stress reactions!
…give thanks, and make friends with your life!
…let go of the anger, chaos, confusion, and drama in your life!
…make your best decisions!
…open up to the presence of inspirational people in your life!

Conclusions, and takeaways

Go ahead — start your adventure to know more about being in the moment in your business, your personal, and your professional life the choice is yours!

~ Your courage to take your emotional self seriously makes your heart sing ~

[This information is intended for your knowledge only. You must seek prompt attention for any specific condition and/or situation]

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