Since I first started to accomplish this, I have learned two very important things about controlling my emotions. First, I question my feelings that make me upset. I am reading a book called Loving What Is, and I have learned to question my thoughts. If I have a thought that invokes a feeling I do not like, I ask myself four questions. 1. Is it true? 2. Is it absolutely true? 3. How do I react when I have that thought? and 4. Where would I be without that thought? And then lastly, I turnaround the thought.
The second thing I have learned is that I can let go of thoughts that upset me as quickly as they pop into my head. They came from nowhere, and I can get rid of them just as easily. When I learn to let go of the feelings associated with the thought, it is much easier to control my emotions. I am reading about this in another book called The Sedona Method.