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Part Four – Emotion vs Mood

I’m really excited to kick off this four-part article series on emotions! Read all four articles using the links below.

Part One: the importance of acknowledging and expressing for emotional healing, and how to express guilt, regret and shame.

Part Two: expressing sadness, anger and frustration.

Part Three: emotional health – what you can do to keep yourself balanced.

Part Four: emotion vs mood – long term considerations

Part Four

There’s a big difference between feeling an emotion, which is generally a passing phase that may last from a couple of minutes to a couple of days. When you struggle with a particular emotion and can’t break free, this may lead to a mood issue.

Long Term Stress

Chronic, long term stress is very detrimental to health. In fact, most modern day diseases are linked to stress in one way or another. Unlike momentary stress which is used to kick us into gear, chronic stress can lead to overreactions to small frustrations and feed emotions such as anger and sadness, and impede on our ability to “bounce back”. It may even lead to more serious conditions, such as depression or anxiety.

Depression and Anxiety

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Part Two – Expressing Negative Emotions

I’m really excited to kick off this four-part article series on emotions! Read all four articles using the links below.

Part One: the importance of acknowledging and expressing for emotional healing, and how to express guilt, regret and shame.

Part Two: expressing sadness, anger and frustration.

Part Three: emotional health – what you can do to keep yourself balanced.

Part Four: emotion vs mood – long term considerations

Part Two

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Here are some more “negative” emotions which are commonly resisted. As discussed in Part One, it’s much healthier to express than suppress, and in fact experiencing the full range of emotion is all part of the human experience. The key is to drop resistance to the “negative” emotion and find a way to express it safely.

 

Sadness

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Part One – Expressing Emotion

I’m really excited to kick off this four-part article series on emotions! Read all four articles using the links below.

Part One: the importance of acknowledging and expressing for emotional healing, and how to express guilt, regret and shame.

Part Two: expressing sadness, anger and frustration.

Part Three: emotional health – what you can do to keep yourself balanced.

Part Four: emotion vs mood – long term considerations

Part One

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It’s really important that you allow yourself to actually feel your emotions. This begins with acknowledging that you feel a certain way – it’s doesn’t really matter why.

When you start to question why and whether it’s something worth feeling that emotion over, you call into question the validity of the emotion.

And the fact is – all emotions are valid!

 

Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance ~ Deepak Chopra

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