Copyright 2006 Mark Matloff
.Our Thoughts Can Trigger Our Emotions
In the previous section we began loking at a journal written by hary, an Alzheimer's family caregiver. The journal illustrated the connection between what we think and how our thoughts make us feel.
There's another very important point from Harry's journal. That is the fact that our thoughts trigger our emotions. When our thoughts are more sensible, we tend to have more moderate feelings. On the other hand, when our thoughts are more extreme we become more severely distressed and upset. And we lose focus and energy.
Don't believe it? Try this experiment. Take some sheets of paper, and begin to keep a journal of your thoughts.