Studies have found that there are more distinct emotions than we realize like
admiration, adoration, appreciation, amusement, anger, anxiety, awe,
awkwardness, boredom, calmness, confusion, contentment, craving, desire,
disgust, empathy, entrancement, envy, excitement, faith, fear, frustration,
forgiveness, gratification, hope, horror, inspiration, interest, joy, love,
nostalgia, pride, romance, sadness, satisfaction, sexual desire, sympathy, triumph
and much much more.
Emotion is basically a strong feeling deriving
from circumstances around us. It is a complex psychological phenomenon and is
a mixture of conscious and unconscious mind. It is intense feelings and
responses to internal or external events, a person or something. It is
associated with mood, temperament, personality, mind, hormones, autonomic
nervous system and many more. With conscious effort and practice we can learn
to balance our emotions well.
"Name it to tame
it" – Dr Dan Siegel a renowned neuropsychiatrist called it
"mindsight". Anything that is mentionable can be more manageable.
This simple phrase shows that naming emotions is an important aspect to manage
It is very important to name the emotion you
are going through to create mindfulness, self- awareness and communication. During
difficult times we may be experiencing more than one emotion at the same time,
which makes it difficult to handle ourselves. But, once we name the actual
emotion it distances us from the initial rush of confusion and mixed emotions
and gives us space to analyze the situation. It slows down our body and mind
and gives us clarity and connects to thinking and reasoning. With practice we
can choose how to respond to others and handle ourselves well.
will be easier if we recognize and decode emotions of ourselves and others to
avoid misunderstanding and conflicts in our life.
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