Negative Emotions

Emotions, Health, Personal development
5 Reasons Negative Emotions Are Key To Wellbeing In “Hamlet,” Shakespeare writes “nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so.” Similarly, it may not be useful to think of emotions as “positive emotions” or “negative emotions.” Still, there are emotions that we enjoy like happiness and excitement, and emotions that we do not enjoy like fear and sorrow. While it may not be healthy to dwell on these emotions for too long, it can also be unhealthy to try to ignore them or block them out. These emotions are just as important, or possibly more important, to shaping who we are than emotions that we enjoy more. 1. Learn About The World Emotions are symptoms of our health and can be just as important as physical symptoms. When…
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Ambitious People

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
6 Key Traits Of Ambitious People The Dictionary defines Ambitious People as having… “a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.” Ambitious people are reportedly more successful, happier, and resilient. They are able to endure difficult situations and ultimately find a positive in every failure. The idea behind ambition is highly debatable as researchers are still trying to determine if it’s a learned trait. Despite the mystery, many can agree that ambitious people live by a pattern of similar algorithms. They develop effective traits that help to push them towards success. If you are seeking to revamp your motivational routine, try these easy and effective strategies that will help to improve your ambition. 1. Resiliency The ability to be resilient comes from enduring…
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Personal Growth Challenges

Emotions, Health, Personal development
The Personal Growth Challenges that occur in life may seem like negative things you just have to survive, but if you consider them the right way, these challenges can actually help your personal growth during your life. After all, these personal growth challenges teach you many essential life lessons, and if you accept them as learning opportunities, you can come out a better, stronger person on the other side of major disappointments. The oyster is a perfect metaphor for how challenges can shape you. A tiny piece of sand inside that oyster results in friction and turmoil, but what the oyster creates from this challenge is a beautiful pearl. That little bit of grit is all it takes for something amazing to be created, and the same is true for you.…
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How to Manage Frustration

Emotions, Health, Personal development
Frustration can create a cocktail of feelings; from anxiety, anger, irritation, and even regret. This emotion can hit often times without warning and throw an unflattering wrench in your day. Dale Carnegie once said, "Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment." The validity of that statement is immense. Frustration can cause moderate to severe health ailments such as headaches, high blood pressure, and digestive issues. In addition, excessive frustration can take a toll on your mental state as well. You may experience impaired thinking, high-stress levels, and relentless anger. Frustration is truly something that causes excessive turmoil. Why is Frustration Common? When we wake up in the morning, we have a certain expectation of how the day will go. Likely that involves waking…
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What Is Empathy

Emotions, Health, Personal development
Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings and experience of someone else. It moves people to show care and consideration during difficult times. It is how we understand each other on a personal level. Alfred Adler once quoted, "Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of others and feeling with the heart of another." In order to make valuable, human connections, this emotion is extremely important. In addition, when we go through difficult situations, we would like for others to empathize and show their concern as well. It is truly one of the building blocks of quality relationships. Empathy and the Brain Like many emotions, empathy is initially developed within the brain. A system apart of the cerebral cortex called the supra-marginal gyrus helps…
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Emotional Wellness

Emotions, Health, Personal development, Stress Management
Many people these days are all-too quick to ignore their emotional wellness, even if they are strong proponents of physical health. Emotional health, however, can influence your over-all health and wellness, and of course it has its own benefits. But what is emotional wellness? What Is The Seven Years War Emotional Wellness refers to the ability to respond to stress. It is closely linked to mental health, which has more to do with the ways in which we actually solve problems, and our emotional health can also impact our physical health, which refers to the proper functioning of our living bodies. If all of these sound similar, it's because they are. Emotional wellness, physical wellness and mental health are less than half of the "dimensions of wellness" that are currently…
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Destructive Emotions

Emotions, Health, Personal development
As humans, we all have a wide range of emotions, both positive and negative, helpful and destructive. In order to have control of our emotions, we have to take control of the destructive emotions. By that, we don't mean suppressing them or ignoring them, but rather understanding them and how to handle them. We all have negative emotions, but we all also have the power to keep them from becoming destructive. In this article, we'll explore how to keep your negative emotions under a healthy control, keeping them from becoming destructive. What are negative emotions and how can they become destructive? Negative emotions typically refer to those that have a negative connotation, i.e. sadness, anger, fear, etc. These emotions are entirely normal to experience and every human does at one…
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Sadness Is An Inevitable Emotion

Emotions, Health, Mental Wellness, Positivity
Sadness is associated with loss, disappointment, grief and helplessness. Yet, it’s an inevitable emotion. It’s a normal part of life. Fact is that we are the sum of our choices. Yet some choices become more prominent than others. They linger on and fester, creating an imbalance in your emotional state. Your emotions come in a complete range, as described by the American psychologist Paul Ekman who believed that there were six basic emotions - anger, happiness, surprise, disgust, fear and sadness - which rise up whenever you encounter certain situations, which can be either positive or negative. Emotions are intoxicating. They can take you over and dictate your outlook on life. When you’re happy, you feel invincible. Everything seems easy and clear. You feel like you can accomplish anything you…
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Joy vs Happiness

Emotions, Health, Mindset, Positivity
When individuals hear the word joy, the image of wide and bright smiles may initially come to mind. On the surface, happiness and joy may seem synonymous. Although closely related, there is a stark difference between the two, specifically it is the attitude of choice. Joy vs. Happiness One noteworthy essay describes happiness as "depending on external factors to exists." Therefore, individuals may get into the routine of saying, "When this happens, I'll be happy." This if-then mentality sends us into a never-ending cycle of waiting on happiness to fill a potential void. Joy, on the other hand, is more spiritual in nature. In fact, many religious denominations place joy as a sacred or holy emotion. Something that is seen as a blessing or rewarding occurrence. However, universally, joy is…
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Guilt And Your Health

Emotions, Health, Mindset
Guilt can be likened to an immense elephant sitting proudly on your chest. It's ever present and without a doubt heavy. The implicating effects of this can be gut-wrenching; even contributing to poor health. Although the notion that guilt specifically causes common illnesses has not been proven, researchers can agree that stress plays a major role in how our body wards off disease. Feeling guilty from a decision, past mistakes, or even indulgence can send our mind into a whirlwind of anxiety. In fact, one of the primary signs of a guilty conscious is paranoia. Shakespeare once quoted, "Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind." This leads us to the valuable conclusion that it is a part of our internal moral code. How Does Guilt Impact Us? Although it is an…
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