This book I'm reading about not being all in your feelings is wonderful. I'm only about half way through it because I'm really meditating on what I'm reading.
I'm learning that being all in your feelings can definitely work both ways. I can't allow overly negative feelings to dictate my actions but I also can't allow overly positive feelings to rule the day either. Feelings are temporay. They come and they go. Which means that serious decisions cannot be made based on feelings alone.
What I'm reading is really causing me to think more about my day-to-day. For example, I had a really bad day at work on Monday. I mean, really bad. My mind was racing and I was telling myself all kinds of terrible things. I finally just had to stop, take a breath and remember that God is with me. Nothing that happened at work on Monday is going to matter in a year. Heck, it doesn't matter right now! Once I re-evaluated my feelings the stress disappeared.
Since I've been reading this book, I am finding myself in more situations where I have to control my reactions to the feeling of the moment. It's like praying for patience ... you always end up having your patience tested. It's uncomfortable but I know for a fact that because of this discomfort, I am growing.