4 Keys to Effectively Managing Your Emotions

It all begins with self-awareness and presence in the moment.

Christopher D. Connors
4 min readSep 30, 2021
Photo by Remy_Loz on Unsplash

There’s no such thing as “good” or “bad” emotions. Let’s start there.

While that may seem a bit hard to digest at first, it’s something that proves itself to be true time and again. It isn’t until you accept mistakes and failure as building blocks for success that you realize what a blessing negative emotions can be.

Until you truly immerse yourself in the positive emotions of life, you cannot reap the rewards that come with adopting that mindset. It’s truly about how productively you manage your negative and positive emotions. That’s what emotionally intelligent people do well to live a rewarding life and career.

Throughout my career, I’ve been inspired by the incredible real-life story of the amazing, J.K. Rowling.

Before writing the first Harry Potter novel, J.K. Rowling lived with tremendous stress, often questioning herself. She almost let fear, disappointment, anguish and anger consume her. She endured terrible physical and emotional abuse from her ex-husband.

She viewed herself as a failure. Both personally and professionally, it was a bitter fall for a woman who had high expectations of herself. She knew she loved to write- and…