Habit #5: What’s the Emotion?

52 Habits To Change My Life

Rebecca Scott
5 min readJul 20, 2022

Emotions are everything.

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Every moment of the day are bodies are creating feelings that impact how we act, show-up and make decisions. Some are for protection and warnings (like the feelings of being sick). Others are for excitement and joy (lots of energy and enthusiasm).

This post is not about hormones or how you can create the emotions you want. I am not a expert in any of those. This post is about how important is to know what emotions you currently have and the ones you want to have.

Know the Difference Between Reacting and Creating

We are not Vulcans (the species of beings that Spock on Star Trek is) who do not experience emotions. Vulcans can only respond logically to situations. They decisions based only on the facts.

We, humans, have emotions.

We react to all situations. Some of us have very little control over are reactions. We react to every situation. By doing so we allow others to control our lives.

Some of us have a lot of control (or maturity) over our reactions. We don’t flip completely out when things go wrong. We respond in ways that help solve the situation; not make it worse.

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Rebecca Scott

I’m a student of life, Canadian East Coast girl just trying to earn my Crazy Aunt Mug and share my journey to where I am going.