Emotions are energy that flow through our body. How long does it take for an emotion to pass through? According to Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroscientist who had a stroke and recovered fully to write a book about her experiences, it takes only 90 seconds if we do not attach thoughts to the passing energy.
This means grounding yourself and calming your mind by focusing on breath. Simply observe the energy with a non-judging attitude and open acceptance. Become aware of what is going on within and consciously choose the role of observer. The benefits of doing this are immense. Not only will you gain more control of your life, you will also gain more peace within.