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June 19, 2014 admin

Managing emotions

Mood is a persistent state of your emotion. It is something personally felt by you, the ‘feeler’ and is observable to others too. Some moods could be positive; like happiness, excitement, exhilaration, exaltation, while others are characteristically negative like sadness, disappointment, gloom, frustration, despondency or depression; to name a few. Everyone goes through different emotions in their lifetime, over years, months, weeks, sometimes even several times a day. Life cannot be positive all the time. However, when a negative emotional state is persistent, and it causes longstanding trouble to the person feeling it, it qualifies as a problem and we need to do something about it. The truth about negative emotions is that they have become common. Sadness is a ‘customary’ reaction to loss, fear is a normal reaction to danger and frustration may be one to rejection; all of which are inevitable in everyone’s everyday routine existence. All such situations involve pain and the blues they cause are warranted. But staying negative for too long, letting the pain and anger engulf you, and inability to snap out of it is not justifiable. That’s the difference between a negative mindset as a passing emotion; and a disorder that needs attention. The first step to correcting a problem is getting aware of them…

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