It is possible to measure emotions, especially when they are unhealthy. To do this, we must come to understand them. This article helps us.

It happens as a result of a negative event one is overwhelmed with emotions and unhealthy, for example, that one is overwhelmed with remorse if we did not help her aunt to replace a bulb. To make this healthy emotion that is reduce its intensity and make reasonable, it must be analyzed: first identify and understand the reasons for its appearance.

What is an emotion?

Let us dwell a little on what an emotion. An emotion is a complex phenomenon that comes first to our way of thinking and representations that we have of ourselves, others and the world. Depending on what we have learned from our past and our attention, it induces changes in our behavior and physical sensations. Finally, all this leads to certain behaviors and action tendencies. All these phenomena interact with each other of course.

What impact emotions have on us?

Emotions can be healthy or unhealthy. Grounds outside us (a threat or danger) induces thoughts more or less acute (overestimation of danger or realistic danger) that have an impact on how we focus our attention (excessively monitor the threat or danger or threat not see where there), which implies certain behaviors (use a superstitious behavior to avoid the threat or face the threat).


The intensity of our emotions stems from our flexibility or rigidity of our mind

The difference in intensity that we give to these different emotions from us, our mind flexible reality. If we have a rigid thinking, based on requirements, we will shine and be very disappointed. On the contrary, if we have a flexible mind, based on preferences, we will live life more easily and take misadventures with more phlegm. One consequence of this difference in position of mind is our propensity to feel either guilt or remorse simply a mistake on our part. This will affect our behavior (a person who feels guilt will be extremely negative behaviors, such as alcohol intake to relieve themselves), the focus of our attention (a person who feels guilty forget to consider all eventualities) our physical sensations (one will be a demanding knot in my stomach, dizzy, sweaty hands).

The key to determine an unhealthy emotion

In conclusion, we can make a list of questions that synthetic identify unhealthy emotions.

* Can you find a word to describe what it feels like?
* Can we identify the theme of our emotions?
* Which leads to our emotional behavior?
* Our thinking is it hard or soft?