Why do we have emotions?
Suggestion: emotions are notifications, they tell us about our inner world and our environment
What are emotions telling us?
Suggestion: scared is a notification of danger, anger is a notification of injustice/disrespect
BUT Emotions are not always reliable/accurate
If you're hungry, you might become angry = hangry so your body influences emotions
Also, how much you like someone can influences emotions
So while emotions are not always reliable, what should you do with anger, grief and hopelessness?
Can you be human without experiencing all emotions?
Suggestion: feel your emotions, figure out what they are telling you. But remember that you choose how you act. Your behaviour is under your control.
When you feel anger, grief, hopelessness, think and then actively de-stress. Pet the cat, go for a walk, water the plants