I protect my emotions.

The emotions I experience are normal. I realize that I have a right to feel however I feel.

Usually, I am upbeat and satisfied with how my day goes.

Yet, there are times when certain events occur which set my emotions in a direction that lacks positivity.

Sometimes, I feel hurt about something someone says to me. They may treat me in a way that annoys me. Perhaps I notice something unexpected that triggers feelings of disappointment or anger.

When these situations occur, I remind myself that such events are a part of life and that I am the only one responsible for how I feel.

I consciously decide to adjust my feelings. I have confidence that I can control my emotions when a situation requires it.

In an uncomfortable situation, I can protect myself by quietly leaving the room. I can excuse myself to get a beverage or I can mention there is something I must take care of.

Refraining from making comments regarding the triggering event is usually best for me. This allows me to avoid further negative feelings of distress.

Today, I know I can take useful steps to protect my feelings.

My perseverance and strength of character ensure I can turn uncomfortable emotions into positive ones.

I live a contented life because I protect my emotions when it is necessary.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. How often do I find myself feeling upset about something that happened in my day?

2. What steps do I take to protect my emotional self when such events occur?

3. How can I change how I react to negative situations?