In addition to meditation, such as daily Chakra Meditation, there are three steps you can take to master your own emotions, the way to run toward a happier life.
1) First, see things as they are in your life now, and accept them. Journaling or keeping a diary, as did my characters, is a great way to see the truth in front of your eyes. Don't see your situation as worse than it is, just the simple truth.
2) Believe that you have the power to change things. In fact, see your situation as better than it is. Have a vision for what you want in your life, a compelling future to strive for, a reason to get up in the morning. Keep your eye on the prize. Write your goals down in your journal, visualize having what you want during your meditations.
3) Move toward your goal in baby steps, achievable steps, one small move at a time to make your life the way you want it to be. That way, you won't scare yourself with fear of failure. You'll increase your self-confidence with every small success you experience as you make your life the way you see it - happy. Be sure to write down every successful move you make in your diary and share the good news with others.
To listen to my free Chakra Meditation, which focuses on the emotions associated with each chakra, go to http://www.thechakras.org.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries