Greet your emotions

Greet your emotions


Emotions predispose us in different ways to action; each of them points us to a direction that, in the past, has successfully addressed the many challenges to which human existence has been subjected.
Daniel Goleman


Joy

It is a positive feeling that comes when we reach a goal or an objective, when we live an experience that we consider pleasant or when we manage to reduce our discomfort.

Under his influence, we are able to bring to our memory, happy memories. It functions as an engine that moves our lives and makes us choose those moments when we felt this positive emotion.

It induces hormonal changes, thus reducing stress, and improving the immune response as well as the activation of cardiovascular mechanisms.

It facilitates social interaction, making us more communicative and more likely to help others, and allowing us to soften the effects of negative emotions.

Joy is contagious. When we are happy, we tend to share this joy with others and the world, and we also try to share it with others.


Without sadness, we would not be able to feel the joy


Sadness

This is a negative feeling that is characterized by the fact that our state of mood is declining. Sadness weakens our mental activity and actions.

Being sad is very subjective and personal. Sadness appears in situations where we lose something or someone, or when our "self" is upset.

It can range from mild melancholy to intense grief, but it can not be confused with depression.

It has an influence on our thought process, so that we have a diminished capacity for creativity.

We focus on the data available, trying to think about what happened in the negative, and we do not explore other options for resolving a conflict or emerging from a negative situation.

Feeling sad, we do not have a good predisposition to social contact and we isolate ourselves or, on the contrary, this emotion encourages us to ask for help.

– When we feel sad all the time, we may experience a lack of trust that leads us to think that whatever we do, we will not change anything, so we prefer not to try.


Sadness also has its positive side: it makes you think about what really matters to you.


Anger

It is a negative feeling that occurs when we are subjected to situations that we consider frustrating or detrimental to our integrity and the people we value.

It mobilizes us while blinding us of our rational part. It makes us pause our complex thinking and pushes us to express negative feelings toward the object of our frustration, whether it is a person or a situation.

If we feel that it is possible to act on these factors that block our goals, anger will then appear.

On the contrary, if we consider that we can do nothing, then the emotion we will feel will be sadness.

It also appears in the face of the transgression of rules and rights in our community, that is injustice.

– There are many ways to channel it and it can come when we receive no reward for our work or actions.


Do not get too angry, because prolonged anger breeds hatred.


The fear

It is a feeling that is caused by an imminent danger that we consider may be detrimental to us.

This emotion is complex but at the same time essential for our survival.

Since prehistoric times, fear has helped man to flee or face a real threat to our security.

The negative aspect of fear is when what we fear is not a real danger.

We are afraid according to the interpretations we make about events.

We project ourselves into an imagined future in which the consequences we will feel will be horrible for us. This emotion is also known as anxiety.

– Both the experiences we live and the fears that society and education inculcate in us, affect our perception of the world.


It is useless to know the danger of being afraid. In fact, it is the unknown dangers that inspire more fear.


Disgust

It is an emotional response to something that causes us to feel sick.

The reactions of disgust in our body are those that reveal the most to us, because they are very intense, and we can hardly hide them.

The survival function of disgust is to protect ourselves facing a possible intoxication or possible poisoning.

However, the fact that we feel disgust at a non-toxic food has more to do with associating certain flavors with unpleasant experiences or thoughts.

We feel disgust for food or smells of different substancesbut also for moral ideas (and the people who represent them) that are unpleasant for us


Everyone has a scale of devaluation, which goes from what we dislike a little to what we clearly see as disgusting, even difficult to support. Roger-Pol Right


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