Positive Emotions

positive-emotions

 

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“Overthinking arises when you unconsciously provoke negative emotions and thoughts and avoid positive emotions and thoughts.”
Amit Ray

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Why do people often have self esteem problems? One of the big reasons is that they do not take responsibility for their lives. Instead someone else is blamed for the bad things that happen and a victim mentality is created and empowered.This damages many vital parts in our life. Stuff like relationships, ambitions and achievements.

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That hurt will not stop until we wise up and take responsibility for our life. There is really no way around it. And the difference is really remarkable. You feel so much better about your self even if you only take personal responsibility for your own life for today.

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This is also a way to stop relying on external validation like praise from other people to feel good about our self. Instead we start building a stability within and find an inner strength that fuels our life with positive emotions no matter what other people say or do around us.

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Positive emotions broaden our attention and thinking, which means that we have more positive thoughts and a greater variety of them. When we are experiencing positive emotions, like joy or interest, we are more likely to be creative, to see more opportunities, to be open to relationships with others, to play, to be more flexible and open-minded.

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Enjoyment, happy playfulness, contentment, satisfaction, warm friendship, love, and affection all enhance resilience and the ability to cope, while negative emotions, in contrast, decrease them. Positive emotions can enhance problem focused coping and reappraisal, or infuse negative events with positive meaning, all of which helps to fast bouncing back after an unpleasant event.

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As you build your self esteem to a higher level you find that many smaller problems you experience regularly such as negative thinking, self-defeating behaviour and troubled relationships with your self and others start to correct yourself as your self- esteem improves.

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You gain an inner stability and you are able create your own positive feelings within without the help of validation from other people…..Remember to measure your strength, not pounds but in smiles.

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“It is not a person or situation that affects your life; it is the meaning you give to that person or situation, which influences your emotions and actions. Your choice is to change the meaning you gave it or to change your response, in order to create the outcome you want.”
Shannon L. Alder


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