I accept my emotions and allow them to serve their purpose.

My emotions inform me that what I am doing or considering is worthy of further investigation. That is their only purpose. When something makes me feel good, I should figure out why. When something makes me feel bad, I should figure out why.

My emotions can lead me astray. That is why I refuse to allow my emotions to make decisions for me. My emotions simply inform me that I need to take a closer look.

The emotion of fear can cause me to miss out on many wonderful experiences and opportunities. When I feel fear, I take a rational look at the situation and decide if my feelings of fear are justified.

Pleasure can cause me to do silly things that make my future more challenging. When I feel pleasure, I take a rational look at the situation and decide if I am making the correct decision.

My emotions serve me. I avoid allowing my emotions to control me. My emotions are simply an alarm bell. I choose to make my final decisions with my intellect.

Today, I make good use of my emotions. I appreciate and accept my emotions, but I use logic and rational thinking to make decisions. I am an intelligent person, and I make excellent decisions.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. When have I made a decision based on my reactivity and shot myself in the foot? 

2. When have I done something that felt good in the short-term, but made my life more difficult in the long-term?

3. If I made my decisions from a balanced perspective, how would my life change?