Emotions are tricksy bastards, don’t let ’em get you

If you lack confidence, it doesn’t mean you are incompetent. It means you lack confidence.

If you feel frustrated and helpless, it doesn’t mean you don’t have any power. It’s just feelings, it isn’t information about the world.

If you feel worthless, it doesn’t mean you are worthless. It means you feel bad about yourself.

If you are full of rage, it doesn’t mean you’re violent or dangerous. It doesn’t mean you’re going to hurt someone. It just means you’re angry.

If you are afraid, it doesn’t mean you have to be a coward.

Emotions will come at you when you least expect it. It’s so immediate and real, you can’t step outside of it because it’s in you. But it’s just feelings. Emotions are tricksy bastards, they will sneak up on you, they will try to push you around and tell you what to do. Don’t let ’em.