How to Control Negative Emotions

Negative-EmotionsYour own negative emotions can be one of the top obstacles you face in living a happy fulfilling life. Negativity is extremely destructive to your level of self-confidence.

Negative emotions are any feelings you have that make you feel bad. It’s perfectly normal for you to have bad thoughts and feelings at times.

Remaining stuck in a prolonged negative emotional state is something you should avoid. Thinking negative thoughts all of the time will drain you of energy, create additional stress, destroy relationships and cause physical illnesses.

When you feel bad it’s difficult to focus. It’s difficult to think clearly when making decisions. Negative emotions stop us from thinking and behaving rationally. Your feelings can literally make or break you. Have you ever known anyone who ruined their life because of their inability to manage their emotions?

Long lasting bouts of negative emotions can stop you enjoying life. Some of the most common negative emotions are anger, blame, discouraged, fear, guilt, inferiority, jealousy, loneliness, resentment, sad, unsafe, untrusting and worthlessness. All of these feelings cause you to be miserable. They make you dislike yourself as well as others.

You’ve heard the sayings: “Negativity breeds negativity “and” Misery Loves Company”? These sayings came to be simply because negative emotions create more negativity – On the positive side positive emotions create more happiness and joy. If you hang around the whiny negative people their negative emotions will rub off on you. Surround yourself with loving, positive people and their positive emotions will also rub off on you.

Your emotions are determined by what you think and what you feel. According to Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary: Emotion – “A psychic and physical reaction subjectively experienced as feeling and physiologically involving changes that prepare the body for action—”

Do you know what one trait will help you overcome all of your negative emotions?

It is Self-Confidence. When you are confident you naturally feel good about yourself and others. You take total responsibility for your successes and failures. You understand your life is shaped by your thoughts. Your reality is your perception of everything around you.

When you develop self confidence you forgive others. You understands other peoples actions and feelings cannot directly affect you – unless you allow it. It’s been said that other people’s opinion of you is none of your business.

Self confidence is simply your belief in yourself and your abilities.

Empower yourself to find out who you really are so that your confidence will soar. A great way to grow, to stay motivated and to become positive is to listen to motivational audio programs.

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Comments

  1. Jackie says

    Isn’t it better to accept all of your emotions good and bad. Some people go out of their way to avoid their negative emotions and try only having positive thoughts all the time. When their life doesn’t change they actually feel worse than before they started.
    I think we have to acknowledge and accept that we have negative emotions and that it is OK for them to be present within us. For if we try and suppress or ignore them they get stronger and more repetitive. We kind of end up fighting ourselves, resisting ourselves so to speak.
    Chase after the feel good factor of the positive emotions is lying to yourself and what we resist persists. Negative emotions are serious business and accepting and embracing them and that it is Ok for you to have them actually makes them vanish because you are no longer fighting yourself.

  2. Cindy says

    Thanks for your comments Jackie. Just wanted to point out that I never said to ignore or avoid your negative emotions. I agree it is best to feel the feeling
    and then let it go. However staying in negative emotions all the time is not good for you …. The article states: ” It’s perfectly normal for you to have bad thoughts and feelings at times. Remaining stuck in a prolonged negative emotional state is something you should avoid. Thinking negative thoughts all of the time will drain you of energy, create additional stress, destroy relationships and cause physical illnesses.”
    Most negative feelings and thoughts are towards ourselves, therefore when self-confidence is developed, we lead a happier more balanced life.