Emotions are powerful. They can cause us to behave in ways that amaze us, and sometimes embarrass us. At times it feels like we have no say in our emotions, that they just happen and we respond – but science and research say otherwise.
In the end, your thinking creates your emotions. For every emotion you feel, there is a thought that is creating it. The concept of the “Power of Noticing” asserts that if you put a space between your emotion and your response, and you check-in with your thinking, then you can shift your negative, unproductive emotions to a more productive state.