USEFUL TO KNOW THE PROS AND CONS OF DIFFERENT FEELINGS [ MENTAL HEALTH ] ARTICLE 2
Our feelings can sometimes help us to achieve our life goals , but at other times they might block us from doing so. Here, we will help you to identify the feelings you are experiencing , and the different ways in which they can be helpful and problematic. It is often tempting to think about moods as extremes-low moods versus highs , and slowed-down feelings versus sped-up and activated feelings . Similarly there are ‘negative feelings’ such as fear, sadness , anger , shame and guilt, which can separate from ‘positive feelings’ such as happiness, joy, excitement and comfort.
However, even though negative feelings can be unpleasant , they usually have a purpose.
Fear help us to be prepared for a threat , and anger alerts us to situations of injustice around us .
But if we are too frightened , then we are unable to face our…
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