Most things in our lives are out of our control.
But one thing that we do have some control over is how we deal with things, i.e. our reactions/emotions.
But even that takes work.
Controlling your emotions doesn’t happen automatically.
It requires knowing and understanding them.
That takes effort and practice.
If you want to get better at controlling and managing your anger, for instance, you need to understand your anger.
You need to really understand your triggers, what helps and what doesn’t.
If you want to master patience, you need to understand what things you find easy to be patient with.
You can learn from them, and emulate in other areas of your life.
If you want to be happier, you need to understand what makes you happy and do more of those.
And so on.
You get the idea.
Trying to be better at managing emotions isn’t easy.
It is possible though, but only when you understand them.
Awareness and understanding are vital.
The only thing in our lives that we can control is our reaction.
But only when we understand them.