Emotions

Emotions are one of life’s fundamental pillars. Basic emotions like sadness, joy, fear, anger, surprise, and disgust, along with all other emotions, configure our day to day lives. In this category, find articles which explain what causes them and how to control them.

Six Keys to Expressing Your Emotions

Putting emotions into words is a way to express your emotions and, therefore, a rather healing exercise. Because sometimes there’s no specific technique that could directly facilitate a change in our mood. However, the mere act of expressing what’s inside…

The Fear of Taking the First Step

The fear of taking the first step is the main thing that sabotages your dreams, both big and small. It’s precisely in that first step where most people get stuck because fear takes a hold of you. However, if you…

Denial or Willful Ignorance

Psychoanalysis suggests that we all use some unconscious strategies to maintain our sanity. These strategies are called defense mechanisms. One of them is denial or willful ignorance. Although this strategy can lead to temporary peace, it can bring about many…

How Unconscious Guilt Manifests Itself

Guilt is a complex feeling, influenced by many factors. You experience it as remorse, self-blame, and a feeling of personal indignity. However, it’s not always a conscious feeling. Some experiences lead to unconscious guilt, which is a self-accusation that causes discomfort…

Maladaptive Emotions Don’t Exist

Emotions have an adaptive and evolutionary value, as science has been able to demonstrate it. Studies by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Psychology Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, show that basic emotions have an inherent adaptive function.…

Does Accepting Negative Emotions Make You Happier?

It isn’t pleasant to experience negative emotions. In fact, it can be downright painful, especially if you consider that your brain is designed to seek pleasure and avoid pain. That’s why accepting negative emotions can be so complicated. As difficult…

Seven Common Emotional Issues

To understand these common emotional issues you need to know where they’re coming from. Knowing and accepting their cause is the first step towards getting better and it’ll help you work on it. Emotions can affect how you think or…

Adults Also Have Tantrums

When you hear the word ‘tantrum’, you probably imagine a 2 or 3-year-old child lying on the ground and screaming. However, adults also have tantrums. Sometimes, they get lost in their emotions. Specifically, emotions like frustration, jealousy, and disappointment. According…

Two Exercises to Develop Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence consists of being aware of your emotions and how they affect yourself and others. Thus, it begins with acknowledging yourself and using social awareness to understand the emotional foundations of the things you do. Half a century ago,…