The Positive Value of Negative Feelings
Each negative feeling brings with it an opportunity for growth.
All of our so-called negative emotions have some positive value. In the proper amount, each negative feeling helps us stay on course towards health and happiness. They do this by telling us when we are veering away from:
Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Effects
Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price.
Physical Expression of Anger
We may decide not to express our anger in a given situation but to physically release the energy of that anger in a safe context through sports or other non-violent activities, such as walking, jogging, running, swimming, cleaning, ironing or rearranging furniture, etc. The purpose of any anger-release technique should be to help us gain control. There is evidence that the more aggressive techniques actually increase rather than decrease the pent-up energy. Daniel Goleman, in his book Emotional Intelligence, quoting Tic says that “ventilating anger is one of the worst ways to cool down: outburst of rage typically pump up the emotional brain’s arousal, leaving people feeling more angry, not less. …
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Anger is a fundamental emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. The experience of anger varies widely; how often anger occurs, how intensely it is felt, and how long it lasts are different for each person. People also vary in how easily they get angry (their anger threshold), as well as how comfortable they are with feeling angry. Some people are always getting angry while others seldom feel angry. Some people are very aware of their anger, while others fail to recognize anger when it occurs.