Emotions and Feelings


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Aerianna Hubel

Emotions should be a normal thing to feel and express. There are all kinds of emotions. There are sadness, anger, happiness, fear, etc. There are so many different ways to feel about something. Being able to express your emotions is a wonderful thing.


Emotions are a wonderful thing and are bright and full of light, but they can also be bad and harmful. Being able to control your emotions is a necessary thing. There can be certain situations where you have to control them.  It can be hard to control your emotions, but having an amount of control over your emotions is required. There could be a situation where you can’t control them and they take over. Don’t feel like you can’t get back from it, because emotions are difficult to deal with.


Your emotions can control your day. What you’re surrounded by can change your mood and how you are feeling. If you’re with someone or doing something you’re not comfortable doing, then don’t do it. If you’re feeling pressured, tell the person you are with and explain to them why you’re feeling like this, and you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. Know that you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone if you don’t feel like it. You can just tell them no, I don’t want to do this, I’m going to leave and walk away. Don’t feel like you have to explain your own feelings to make someone understand. If they care, they will either contact you or try to find you in person and talk about it in private. 


Emotions and feelings can be hard to explain to someone and can be frustrating to get them to understand why you are feeling like this. Don’t expect them to understand right away. Don’t get upset with them if they don’t understand what you are saying. They are trying enough to even ask you or drop what they are doing to talk about how you are feeling. Make sure you trust the person and if it’s someone you don’t trust, don’t be rude to them. Tell them that you don’t want to talk about it, and say thank you cause at least they asked. Don’t let your emotions control how you talk or speak to people. 


Don’t ever take your emotions out on anyone. The person doesn’t deserve it, especially if they are trying to help. Don’t push them away and be rude to them. They just want to help. If there isn’t anything that they can do, don’t go further into your emotions. It’s not their fault. If they could do something, they would. If they wanted to, they would.


You can learn how to control your emotions and understand them. You are able to feel that way. The way you feel shouldn’t be bad. If you did something bad and feel guilty, you have to express that and communicate. Don’t keep all of your feelings and emotions bottled up. That isn’t good for you. You need to express yourself, it’s important. 

Make sure you communicate your feelings. Don’t expect other people to feel what you feel and be in your shoes. Communicate your emotions and feelings in a healthy way. Don’t let them take over you. Emotions are hard, but you can make them not so hard. Focus on your feelings first and how you are doing. Make sure that you don’t put yourself last.