Tips to Overcome Negative Emotions
Negative emotions can take a toll on even the strong at heart. Sadness can leak out a happy spirit, just as anxiety can steal away a hopeful soul.
BY: Brandi-Ann Uyemura
Negative emotions can take a toll on even the strong at heart. Sadness can leak out a happy spirit, just as anxiety can steal away a hopeful soul. In moments when we worry, we rob ourselves of love, acceptance and the potential for courage and self-growth. But there are things we can do about it right now. Even though you feel hopeless to your emotions, it is possible to reconnect to a stronger side of your self-the part of you that can heal what feels un-healable. It may not cause any permanent changes (you may need therapy for that). But it can temporarily alleviate what feels intolerable and lift the heavy cloud that may be weighing down on your life.
1. Look in the mirror. Sometimes we're not aware of how depleted we feel. The busyness and chaos of life can make us numb. Everybody else needs our attention and in giving to them, we often neglect our self. One way to shift this outwardly perspective is to tune into what's going on with you. You don't have to literally look into the mirror, but it helps. For once, spend time finding out who you are, what you want, and what you need right now. And indulge yourself in whatever that is.
2. Think of a happy moment. When you think upon a happy memory, your body doesn't know it's not happening right now. Spend a few minutes remembering one of the most happiest moments of your life, see it, smell it, feel it, and you'll instantly be there.