Have you noticed what happens when you are in an emotional state and what it does to the options you have?
There are a limited amount of choices because your brain is designed to look for the best out of everything.
The mind and the emotions will change depending on what you are doing. This can create problems for anyone who doesn’t have control over there feelings and moods.
There is a huge difference between knowing what emotions you experience and understanding why it’s that way.
For instance, have you ever heard of a mood ring?
This was a toy ring that people would get and its claim was to show you what kind of a mood you are in during the day. But the reality is you don’t need a gimmicky toy to do that.
You learn how to control your moods when you understand more about your mind and your emotions. The mood ring was just a random guess about how you might be feeling.
And it didn’t actually work because I had one in the first or second grade, I remember it showing me everything but the actual mood I was in most of the time.
That is the case with most people, they think they understand somebody else’s mood but are only just guessing because they don’t understand how the mind works and communicates.
What this article is going to show you is how to change your mood by changing your thoughts. Also why you have certain emotions and the reason you may experience one far more than others.
Close to the end, I will explain how you can become a much better thinker and to be in control so that you don’t overreact to things the way your emotions can lead you to do.
Each emotion is communicated for a reason
To keep things as simple as possible you will learn about the basic emotions here, that means there isn’t going to be a hundred listed here only the five that matter so that you can understand.
Those emotions are joy, anger, fear, sadness, and depression. In other words, you will be either happy, mad, sad, afraid, or depressed because there are also many different forms that cause confusion.
I don’t think it’s productive to cover the many forms of happiness, like elated, surprised, intrigued, amazed, or any of the others.
To understand the reasons that you’re happy is to know what you want and how to get it. Then it’s just a matter of working toward getting what you want. It’s also possible to be happy and frustrated at the same time because you are moving forward but learning by mistakes.
Anger happens when you are stopped from gaining the things that you want. For example, somebody steals your idea and you want to kill them for it. This happens because they are experiencing their own emotions and are afraid of you getting to your desired outcome before them.
In either case, you are focused on a set of options and not on everything that you can do. This means that your mind is controlling what it shows you because it wants to eliminate the need for many choices that will hold you back.
When the emotion changes it simply means your mind is telling you to make a choice between the different options you have, and it’s controlling you because it’s trying to help out.
What you really need to learn is that this is both a good and a bad thing. There will be many situations where your mind isn’t helping you if you are in a depressed or frightened state.
That means because your mind is the boss it’s going to be keeping your options limited and it does this for as long as it has control over you. This is where most people fail to understand and it’s because they think they will not be able to control their emotions.
Here is the point of learning this stuff, you will be able to control things when you can shift your mood to a relaxed state. This works because it’s the sweet spot that gives you everything you need to take actions.
Not only does it keep your negative thoughts at bay but it gives you a chance to think as rational and logical as you know it takes to make the best decisions.
Relaxation removes the control your mind has over you because it’s in a position where it’s not needed. This is why it’s very important to practice meditation, mindfulness, hypnosis and anything else that will remove the emotional headaches you have when your subconscious mind is trying to assist you 24/7.
The reason you have emotions is for you to make easier decisions based on what your mind already understands. It can be a blessing when you want motivation, it can be a curse when you want to just be happy.
It’s also why you experience ever-changing moods when you are doing different things all day long. The cause of your emotions is your mind attempting to help you out and when it’s not sure you feel indifferent.
- Happy means you are moving in the right direction as far as your mind believes.
- Sad means you are moving in a direction away from what your mind believes.
- Anger means you are being prevented from moving in the direction the mind believes.
- Fear means you are unsure of which direction things are going and it’s potentially dangerous.
- Depressed is when you are really far away and going in a direction that makes it impossible to get your goals.
- Indifference is when you are uncertain what you want or how to get moving in a direction.
Keep in mind these are the very basic explanations and are going to help you with tracking your moods. They will not be the full set of explanations that you will be figuring out yourself as you journal and learn about yourself.
How to track your emotions and grow
Knowing more about yourself is a huge step to take in getting the things your life is missing. That means your mind will be in need of things that you didn’t experience as a child.
Now is the time to know why because in order to figure yourself out you need to learn about your mind. Think of yourself as a tree, you have roots, trunk, branches, and leaves. Some will have fruit or whatever else but that’s not in this example.
Your mind is made up of the roots which support the entire tree but aren’t the only thing that keeps the tree alive. The roots do a lot because they are the only reason you are alive and can do anything at all.
When you have fewer roots the tree will be limited to what it can do. This means it’s potential is very small compared to what it can become if it can establish those necessary roots in the future.
You gain the roots as a child early on from birth to around the age of 7. That means there is a set of things you need to grow up into the best tree possible but unfortunately, some of us didn’t get the chance to set up all of our roots.
As a result of missing a few or more roots, your mind is in need of things which are called psychological needs or unmet needs. These are the things you desire but may not be aware of which influences the moods you have because you will not be complete or happy without them.
Knowing the emotion allows you to know what your mood means and this is communicated to you so you can find the missing things you value in life.
Along the way you pick up false beliefs, you listen to people who are not smart, and you care about things you don’t need. These are the things you will be notified by your mind that need to be changed to get you going on a better journey.
Sometime you will feel unhappy because the wrong people are telling you lies, other times you will be depressed because you believe their lies, and then there are times when you are uncertain what is the truth or not and that messes you up.
This is where it gets complicated because during your lifetime you will build up a belief system that has some truths and some lies. You will also believe things about yourself that are harmful and not helpful.
You will be in a family that is toxic, have friends who are toxic or become that way yourself because emotions are contagious. When you learn to undo the damage that has built you into this mess or whatever you think.
It’s when you start to understand just how brilliant it is to develop the best belief system to guide your life. When you are able to see yourself in a way that only you can, it will open your mind to be capable of learning everything you need to learn to make the transformation from a mess to a superhuman.
Why Should You Journal Often?
The idea is very simple because you need to develop a list so that you can look at it every day you live. This list is your instructions for the best version of you possible.
That means you will need these instructions to be the most valuable asset you build and also be the most viewed piece of information you have to reflect back on at any time thereafter.
I can suggest that you write about your emotions, feelings, moods, behavior, wants, desires, dreams, family, friends, ideas, thoughts, wisdom, skills, likes, and dislikes a billion times.
But you need to get that it’s the essential piece of the puzzle you have to have to finish the game of life. When you want something you have to understand the reason why, or else you will not be capable of getting it.
That is the simplicity of what I am teaching you to do here. What is the number one thing you need to start doing before anything you want becomes possible?
What is the number one thing that most people don’t keep who will not become successful in their game of life?
And the part that prevents most people from doing it? They are too afraid to learn the truth about who they are and what they can become. They are cowards.
Courage is not an emotion
It’s the one thing besides knowledge you need to possess in your life to make the decisions required to meet the unmet goals you have. The fears that go along with your knowledge are just lies that came from your refusal to learn the truth.
When you learn the real meaning of life it will hit you like a ton of bricks, but you need to do the work to figure it out. Most people wouldn’t believe the answer if it was written in bold letters and colored bright red.
I hope this has given you a lot to think about and will help you to figure out what to start doing to make your life better. The mind and the emotions are there for you to benefit from.
Don’t waste a minute longer and start to learn about yourself like it’s the only thing that matters. For any questions or comments leave them below and I will respond to each one.