Nine negative emotions that you must master for a great life

Every negative or disempowering emotion is a signal towards a problem which needs to be rectified. Emotions are our friends if we learn how to interpret them correctly.

Written by Siddhartha S | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2015 3:02 pm
stranger-main Our ability to handle your emotions can make or break our life. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

When you feel good, you feel God”

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Our ability to handle emotions can make or break our life. Unfortunately, there is no school or college that teaches us how to handle emotions. We use a trial and error method to learn emotions and more often than not we fail miserably in our attempts. Most of the people unconsciously developed their emotional reactions based on how their parents, family members and friends reacted to particular emotions.

We all must live in a state of awareness about the disempowering emotions we experience on a regular basis. Here is a list of emotions and the signals these emotions give to us. We must indulge more in empowering emotions and minimize our exposure to the disempowering ones. However, you overpower the disempowering emotions by acknowledging them and taking massive action to cure the problem areas they are directing you towards.

10 disempowering emotions and the signal they give you

Every negative or disempowering emotion is a signal towards a problem which needs to be rectified. Emotions are our friends if we learn how to interpret them correctly.

Fear: Fear signals that you need to develop some skills to breakthrough to the next level. You live in your comfort zone and are afraid to lose what you possess.

fear Fear signals that you need to develop some skills to breakthrough to the next level. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Doubt: You need to use your reasoning and intuition to take the right step. Doubt is a signal that you need to learn and research more about the issue.

doubt Doubt is a signal that you need to learn and research more about the issue. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Guilt: Guilt alludes to the promises you are breaking. We all make some promises to ourselves and to others. When we break our own promises or the trust of people in our lives, we experience guilt.

guilt When we break our own promises or the trust of people in our lives, we experience guilt. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Anger: We experience anger when someone disappoints us and fails to meet our expectations. We also experience this emotion when we feel hurt or when we are being held responsible for something we did not do.

anger We experience anger when someone disappoints us and fails to meet our expectations. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Gloom: Depression is experienced when we see our problems as permanent. Some people explore depression unconsciously to get sympathy and attention from people around them. Depression is a signal to get out of your helpless state and to find some meaning in your life.

depression-main Depression is experienced when we see our problems as permanent. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Jealousy: Jealousy is experienced when you think other people are luckier, happier, richer, smarter or better than you. You only see their success but fail to see their struggle. The world only sees the glory but never explores the story behind the glory. Jealousy is a signal to focus and improve your own life rather than wasting time on other people.

jealousy Jealousy is experienced when you think other people are luckier, happier, richer, smarter or better than you. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Insecurity: Insecurity reflects your lack of self-belief and poor self-worth. You think you do not deserve what you have and hence you fear it will be taken away from you. It is a signal for working hard and improving self-concept.

insecurity Insecurity reflects your lack of self-belief and poor self-worth. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Sadness: Sadness is a signal that you need to take your life to the next level. You are not satisfied with the results you are producing in your life. It is a call for change.

sadness Sadness is a signal that you need to take your life to the next level. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Shame: Shame is a signal to strengthen your self-esteem and to meet your expectations. You need to evaluate how much importance you will give to the opinion of others.

If you have ever indulged in emotions called anger, self-pity, fear, self-doubt, crying and worrying, you know that after sometime you will surely regret wasting time and energy on those emotions. This is a clear sign that the life-force wants you to be calm, confident and fearless.

Best way to take charge of your emotions
Every time you find yourself caught in a storm of negative emotions take 10 deep breathes and access the emotion of gratitude. Think about the things and people in your life that you are grateful for. Sometimes, you have to force yourself to be positive but it is worth the effort. There is nothing that you will gain by being depressed and worried.

It is very important to experience as many positive and empowering emotions as you can on a daily basis. Try it to believe it. You can never know how much you can change until you make a sincere and honest attempt to change. A good life is full of satisfaction that comes from action, happiness, gratitude and service.

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