With greater introspection – being Mindful of our thoughts and inner state – it is inevitable that we begin to move away from negative thoughts and harmful behaviour as our awareness (and natural aversion) of them grows. This gradual drift from our normal approach to our emotions sparks off the idea that we might in fact have far greater control than we think over our happiness, composure and self-control.
Although it is only the first step towards effectively managing your emotions, it is nonetheless a difficult and sometimes uncomfortable process. Confronting your negative emotions requires that you actually deal with them rather than taking the seemingly easier route of acceptance and endurance of the consequences. Being more Mindful of your thoughts quickly reveals, however, that it no longer feels acceptable to continue in such a way and that change might not be as hard as you think.
A little self-analysis can go a long way... Good luck, see you soon!