We loved this excerpt from @Successmagazine on managing emotions with @MelRobbins. If you've ever wondered why it's so hard to make yourself do the things you know will solve your problems and improve your life, it's because of your emotions.
None of us realize it but we make almost every single decision not with logic, not with our hearts, not based on our goals and dreams - but with our feelings.
It's our feelings that decide for us 95% of the time.
The answer - you must learn how to separate what you feel from the actions that you take.
You can't control how you feel, but you can always choose how you act.
Create immediate behavior change using the 5 second rule - count backwards from 5 slowly, the counting interrupts your thought process and grabs your attention - so the purpose of the counting is not so much about calming yourself down, it’s really a tool to create a shift in mindset that pulls you out of the emotion and into a mindset of choosing an action wisely.