Why Do People Drive?

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You have your day all planned out. You get up, you choose what you are going to wear, what you are going to have for breakfast, what time you have to leave if you are going somewhere, what route you will take, you have your E.T.A., you know what is intended for your day and you are off and away.

Then... maybe before you even leave the house things change and with that, your

customary way of being shifts as well, just like that.

It's like one moment you are traveling along a beautiful country road, the sun is shining, and you're enjoying the scenery and fresh air. Perhaps you are listening to or singing at the top of your lungs to your favourite song, or having a great conversation with someone.

In what seems like in a blink of your eye, …show more content…

I know I have. All you want to do is quickly get back on that joyful drive, but somehow you can't, at least not right away. You feel like you don't have a choice.

Knowing that you have options on how to steer through your emotions helps when you are spinning out of control or squealling your tires, so to speak?

People handle emotions differently. What sets you off doesn't necessarily have the same effect on someone else.

Some folks become overwhelmed. Their emotions seem to take over and they find themselves reacting. Feelings of hurt, anger, jealousy, unfairness, shame, guilt, and past resentments are now in the driver's seat steering their way.

Others avoid their feelings. Feelings, what feelings?. They block them out, shut down, busy themselves, pretend everything is fine, and find as many detours as possible away from them.

There isn't a right or wrong way of experiencing emotions, but there are choices. One is to learn what's going on when you're feeling stuck in them or when you are denying them.

When something/someone sets your emotions in motion, notice what the feelings are and how you are acting or reacting because of them, or if you are bypassing them all

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