“Emotional excellence should be taught in school!” said my patient after another successful session, “but who would be teaching it? Most people run around completely unaware of managing their emotions, automatically reacting to what is happening around them, and without much success”. Do you agree?
It made me think about how different work would be if each of us had a childhood mentor explaining how to process the emotions we experienced for the first time in our lives. You could argue that it’s the job of a parent, but even the most amazing parents in the world encounter situations where they are at a loss.
As years go by and I observe myself, my patients, and clients achieving our goals, I realize that personal development is not a course you take but rather an everyday commitment to bettering your life and the lives of people around you.
Because of the looming hurricane winds, I closed my clinic location for Tuesday and Wednesday and moved my patients to my Telehealth office or rescheduled them to next week. One patient took advantage of that time, already in the middle of her “Identity Makeover” process, and has already made so much progress. She scheduled a session with me every day so that we could continue. She is the best example of a person obsessed with a new experience of seeing life through the lens of her own choice. She discovered that she could create a different world around herself, recreate her old and new experiences, and find new ways of reacting to stressful situations. She is an example of why I chose this profession as my second career choice.
Managing emotions appropriately is a skill, it is not an innate ability. It requires emotional intelligence we are capable of because we have an analytical mind that sets us apart from most animals. And it is a privilege that gives us many benefits to create a better life for ourselves. Then why do so many people neglect their ability to create a better emotional life? I don’t have a simple answer to that, except it requires a conscious effort to get out of the comfort zone and take emotional risks. An extraordinary life is created from a chain of ordinary choices made with awareness and purpose.
Later I will share with you other mental and physical hacks you can practice managing your subconsciously surfacing emotions and thoughts patterns. Remember, you have to practice it all when things are going well for you. Practice and be happy!
With this practical information, you can have a competitive advantage. You will understand your body and mind better and capitalize on your strengths. This way, I will help you develop a plan to strengthen your weak points in a deliberate and educated manner. No more guessing – the science is here to help you achieve your goals and peak performance.
All my articles result from my direct clinical experience with my patients and clients over many years of practice. I’m sharing my insights and best practices that brought success to many people.
Dr. Maya Sarkisyan
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