This article will discuss the main things you need to keep in mind while understanding anxiety and social anxiety. When worry becomes more real than a passing thought and gets mixed with fear and a sense of loss of control, the feelings of anxiety are experienced by a person. The symptoms of anxiety include increased heart-beat, lack of … Read more Understanding anxiety and social anxiety
This article explores what causes feelings of guilt and the concept of accumulated or carried over guilt. Guilt is an emotion that we experience when we do something that we consider to be ‘wrong’. Our perceptions of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ comprise our values so when we do something that goes against our important values, we experience guilt. … Read more What causes feelings of guilt?
In this article, we’ll discuss two closely related phenomena- suppressing emotions and emotional numbness. Suppose something very bad happens to you that causes you a great deal of emotional pain. Now there are three possible things that you could do: Fix whatever went wrong if possible. Express your bad emotions if you can’t fix what … Read more Why suppressing emotions is bad for you
It is crucial to understand emotional needs. As a matter of fact, we can’t really understand many of our own emotions if we don’t understand our emotional needs. Emotional needs We all develop some specific emotional needs during childhood. Though we continue developing needs later on in life as we grow up, the needs we form during … Read more What are emotional needs, and why do they matter?
This article will explore how to get rid of negative thoughts, mechanics of the negative mind, snd how to short-circuit a phase of negative thinking. All emotions result from thoughts that cross our mind whether we are conscious of those thoughts or not. Just like positive events trigger positive thoughts that create positive emotions, negative events trigger … Read more How to get rid of negative thoughts and emotions
I don’t think I need to tell you how important it is to have some degree of control over our emotions so that we may be able to make wise and rational decisions. Still, to remind you a bit let me narrate the following story that is inspired by some true events: Anna was the … Read more How to control your emotions and think rationally
This article will throw light one perception vs reality, with a focus on how we distort our reality with our beliefs, moods, concerns, and fears. Our beliefs, concerns, fears, and moods distort our perception of reality and as a result, we don’t see reality as it is but instead we see it through our own … Read more Perception vs reality: How we distort reality
This article discusses belief systems i.e. the programs in our subconscious mind that largely determine our behaviours. Even if you know nothing about psychology and human behaviour, understanding the concept of a belief system will be sufficient to enable you to grasp the very essence of mind mechanics. A belief system is a set of … Read more Belief systems: Programs of the subconscious mind
What is meant by the subconscious mind?What is the difference between the conscious and the subconscious mind? To understand these concepts, consider the following scenario: When first learning to drive a car, you’re highly focused, alert and aware. Your mind is working on the task, being 100% involved. After some time, when you master the … Read more What is the subconscious mind?