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Set yourself free emotionally

Updated on March 28, 2012

Our minds are continually bombarded with thoughts - some happy, some sad & some unwanted thoughts & if we fail to take control of them we could end up getting emotionally sick. We must realize that we are in charge of our lives, our thoughts, our health & our happiness & we don't have to be like a sponge & soak up all hurts, disappointments & regrets which ultimately results in anger, resentment & depression. Our thoughts lead to feelings(emotions) which determine our actions. Actions generate thoughts in others mind, arouses their emotions & brings out reaction. When we allow our emotions to linger for long they become our mood, our temperament & later may be disorder which is unacceptable to society.

With our minds constantly occupied with thoughts, we develop basic life beliefs. What we believe affects the quality of our lives & controls how we respond to life. It affects our thinking & emotions, then our attitudes ,behaviour & relationships.

We must make every conscious effort to control our thoughts & renew our minds. A renewed mind brings joy & peace & healing to our emotions, freedom from destructive behaviour & power to love God & others. Problems are inevitable, but joy & peace are optional. We have all been hurt & wounded by others & life's circumstances, but we can learn to have joy & peace in all situations. Success is not the absence of problems, but knowing how to respond & resolve the problems.

How can we be emotionally free?

Identify the things that keep you emotionally restrained or trapped & how they affect your life.

Find a release valve for stress & tension. Consider sports, exercise, writing or pursue a hobby.

Don't get stuck emotionally, brooding over pains, hurts & negative experiences.

Let go of the past.

Clear your mind of the negative thoughts & concentrate on how you can grow from the pain you have survived.

Reflect on the positive aspects of moving on.

Write down your thoughts, feelings about how badly some people have treated you, what unfair treatment & events occured in your life & then draw up a plan of your intention to stop this , let go & move on.

Don't be carried away by emotions & allow others to manipulate your feelings. Do your own thinking, identify your feelings & don't let others convince you against your thinking & intuitions.

Take responsibility for your life.

Spend time on yourself.

Think before you speak.

Think positively. a positive mind creates a wonderful life for you. The more you work on it, the nearer you come to emotional freedom, when nothing any one says or anything that happens will hurt you any more.

You can change or control emotions, accept or release them.

Freedom is within you. Bring it out.


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    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Sueswan. Yes we have to make a conscious effort to fight negativity & stay positive. Be blessed.

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      6 years ago

      Hi Diana

      I agree that it is important to be positive but if we have negative experiences we need to acknowledge and work through them before we can let them go.

      Voted up and awesome

      Take Care :)

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you kidscrafts. Stay blessed.

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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for this nice article. We have to let go of the painful event of the past and just try to go forward with positive thoughts. Each evening before going to sleep I try to write 5 positive events of my day.

      Thanks again!

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Eiddwen for the vote up. Be blessed & all the very best.

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      6 years ago from Wales

      A great hub and I vote up. I now look forward to reading many more by you.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you lisauniquevoice. Be blessed.

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      Lisa Brown 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for understanding. Your hub really makes you think. Thank you again.

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you glmclendon for the appreciation.

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      6 years ago

      Good read. You did a stand up job with this hub. Very good info.

      Stay Well

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Pamela99 thank you.

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Denise Handlon for your encouraging comment.

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Hello Diana-it is a plague of mankind to be burdened by his own thoughts. You've done justice to many ways that one can untether this bind. Voted up and interesting/useful.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I think you have made some great suggestions for an important topic. We can choose to be miserable but it sure doesn't feel good. I agree with you that forgiving things from the past is so important. Rated up and useful!

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you billybuc for your encouraging comment.

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      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Rajanjolly. I'm so glad you found this hub useful & interesting.

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you DFduccia for the appreciation.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      All excellent suggestions and points. Nicely done!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I like your positivity, Diana. It is agreed now that positive thinking not only breeds success but good health as well.

      Voted up, useful and interesting.

    • DFiduccia profile image


      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hello Diane,

      I’ve done considerable research on this subject. I would like to commend you for bringing out the most important essentials of gaining success in the pursuit of emotional freedom-- well done and voted up.



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