Why do we have negative emotions?
No one likes the experience of feeling negative emotions. Whether it’s stress, uneasiness, unhappiness, or disappointment – it just feels bad.
And it’s supposed to. So, why do we have negative emotions?
You see, negative emotions serve a purpose in our lives. They are a CALL TO ACTION.
When you feel those negative emotions coming up, carefully evaluate what they are occurring around. What is causing you to feel that way?
Negative emotions are there to drive you to do something differently in life. If you sit in your negative emotions and do nothing, they will linger. If you take action toward changing the situation, you can exchange the negative feelings for positive ones.
Let’s look at an example of why do we have negative emotions.
People often come to Move Well Fitness with negative emotions around their bodies. They avoid mirrors, having their spouse see them unclothed, or they feel a general need to cover up. There is shame, disappointment, self-doubt, or an array of other negative emotions.
If nothing is done to change that body image, do you think those negative emotions will go away? Of course not!
But if that person takes action…if they walk through our doors, engage in our awesomely positive and supportive community, change their eating, and ultimately, change their bodies, will those negative emotions change? Yes, they will!
You see it clearly when you look at before and after photos of people who have transformed their bodies. You can see the obvious unhappiness in the before photo and the pride and confidence in the after photo – such an incredible thing to observe!
Of course, negative emotions appear around every area of our lives. The key is tuning into them and understanding that they are calling you to action. Then, identify the action you need to take to change the negative emotions. Finally, take massive action!
So, I challenge you today to tap into those negative feelings you’re experiencing in any area of life. What call to action are they giving you?
If you’re open to sharing, I would love to know your opinion as to why we do have negative emotions.