Written by Neha Chandna - Dietician, Nutrition Educator, Exercise Counselor with an M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management from SVT. She has worked with corporates such as HDFC and Standard Chartered as well as BPOs and MNCs on the Right ways of eating and living!
What makes us human is not the power to think, talk and walk but to feel and express different emotions. Every human being has a different threshold to different situations and reacts in different ways. We all love feeling happy, in love, excited, elated, etc., but life is not a cake walk. The society we live in exposes us to many negative emotions, which are not pleasant and disturb our inner peace. But it all depends on person to person as to how much they allow the negativity to seep into them and eat them up inside.
A negative emotion is something that arises automatically, but when we analyze and reason out the situation, the intensity of it reduces. It's a law of nature that what you dwell upon is what you attract. So people who live in a negative frame of mind and have many negative thoughts generally attract more negative situations and emotions. Chronically, these emotions then lower your confidence, enthusiasm and power to think, which can affect your original personality.
We can't change the situation or people around us, but we can definitely change the way we react to them. There are a lot of ways in which you can avoid the negativity from dampening your spirit:
You can also change negative emotions for the better as they give you a chance to cultivate mindfulness:
Negative emotions are only negative if you let yourself feel that for too long. Let it go like sand in your hand and you would be left with none of those emotions.