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A different perspective on negative emotions

Posted On 17 Sep 2014By : StanComment: 0

We, human beings, are a part of a world full of diversity. We all have a lot in
common but in the same time we are tremendously different from one another. One
of the things that unite us is that we all have feelings. And those feelings com
e in all forms and shapes. But why is it only accepted to express the positive o
nes? Why do we have to close ourselves and feel ashamed when we feel upset or an
gry? Why do we have to suppress those emotions? Maybe it is because we have been
thought that way. It has been programmed in our minds that feeling sad and anno
yed is bad for us. On the contrary. People need to realize that the negative emo
tions that arise in us are not bad- it is human to feel that way! The worst thin
g we can do when we are feeling down is to suppress our emotions. This not only
makes us feel even worse but it can also be damaging for our health, but is also
one of the main causes of stress. This can even lead to high blood pressure and
other illnesses due to the low immunity, a product of stress.

Realize that negative emotions are a part of being human

There is a high chance that it has happened to you to feel guilty of feeling a p
articular way- angry, upset, jealous, frightened or jus pessimistic. What you ne
ed to remind yourself in similar situations is that being ashamed of what you fe
el will most definitely deprive you from feeling authentic joy. When trying to s
uppress your emotions due to the feeling of guilt, you are harming yourself even
more. Instead, stop thinking of what is considered socially acceptable and help y
ourself become stronger and healthier by letting it all out. Get to know your fe
elings and their origins and start loving yourself enough to let it all go.

Expressing your emotions can help you know yourself better

Exploring your emotions and understanding why you feel a particular way can actu
ally help you discover new things about yourself. For example, if you are feelin
g angry at your friend who lied to you, this can make you realize what your prio
rity values are. In this case, you will find that one of the things you value th
e most is honesty. If you are angry at someone for arriving late, you will disco
ver you value your time and punctuality is important for you. So next time you f
eel down for a reason, don t judge yourself but look at the situation as an opport
unity to get in touch with your body and mind, with your core beliefs and values

It is your choice how to express your feelings

We are all different from one another and therefore we express ourselves differe
ntly. It is all in our hands how to express what we need to let out. For example
, some people express their sorrow through drawing, singing, poetry etc. Others
just like to sit alone and cry or talk to a close person. It is our decision to
make how to let out what we need to. Just make sure you are not harming anyone e
lse when expressing your anger, for example.

You can go back to your normal state easier when you let your emotions out
When you learn to welcome your emotions and not close yourself to them, you will
find it easier to get back to your normal state. You will feel more energetic,
alive and joyful. Life is all about expression. Otherwise, you could lose yours
elf because of trying to hide your real face. Why waste your time and energy on
trying to hide away? Get to know yourself and in that way you give the people ar
ound you the opportunity to see the real YOU.

While emotional expression is not always considered socially acceptable, the mai
n idea is to make time for getting in touch with your feelings in a healthy way.
The sooner you do that after the situation the easier and better will it be for