c6There was a recent article in Science magazine that states “ Emotions Control the Brain.” All our decisions are controlled by the emotional state we are in at the time the decision is made. Emotions are strong forces, they represent the core of our beings. We can control them and direct them into constructive channels. Feelings are a primary source of energy and motivation. You can use this energy in a positive way.

Self control requires will power. In turn will power requires you to use energy and strength to overcome a temptation.  Will-power is an inner strength that overcomes emotional and mental resistance for taking action. It is one of the cornerstones of success. Will-power and self discipline helps us to chose our behavior and reactions instead of being their slaves. One way to develop and improve this ability is to practice doing disagreeable things in your daily life. For example: There are dishes in the sink that need washing, and you postpone washing them until later. Get up and wash them now. You come home from school and sit in front of the T.V. when you know you have homework to do. Get up and do it now.

Overcome your laziness and your bad habits. Convince yourself of the importance of what is to be done and do it. Practice these mental exercises every day. You need will- power and self discipline in order to rule your thoughts and to be the boss of your own mind. Self control of your thoughts and emotions leads to Self Respect.