I am emotionally prepared for any challenge.

Life can throw at me what it will, but I know I can handle it because I am in charge of my emotions. I gratefully accept all emotions, good and not so good, because the entire spectrum of emotions is part of my wonderful human heritage.

When I have positive emotions, like joy and happiness, I allow myself to thoroughly enjoy them and I let the good feelings spill over into every area of my life.

When I experience uncomfortable emotions, like anger or sadness, I acknowledge the emotions and then deal with them in positive ways.

The first thing I do is take a step back to give myself a moment of thought. I try to see the situation from all perspectives and then use my mental tools to help me effectively deal with negative emotions.

For example, one of my most valuable tools is my positive outlook on life. I believe everything happens for a good reason. Sometimes it just takes a while to see it.

If I am feeling upset, I look for the silver lining. Surely something good must be in the situation, waiting for me to discover it! Once I discover what is good, another one of my positivity tools – gratitude – takes over and I can give thanks for it.

Another useful tool, my excellent communication skills, can solve many of life’s emotional challenges. Just think of how many negative emotions are due to miscommunication! When I clarify the situation, the negative emotions dissipate.

Today, I plan to make full use of my positivity toolbox to handle any emotional challenges that arise. I know with certainty that I am emotionally prepared for any challenge.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I give in to negative emotions, like anger, and totally lose my cool?
2. What tools can I use to help me meet emotional challenges?
3. Do I acknowledge my negative emotions, or try to bury them?