You cannot control when your wolves attack, but you can avoid being eaten alive by them. When you react to what comes to mind, you allow your thoughts to disconnect you from the present moment, thus living in automatic pilot.
“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” — Jean Racine
Having emotions and thoughts is normal. Letting them take over your behavior, that’s the problem. When you believe you are what you feel and think, you lose perspective as I wrote here.