Tuesday, October 27, 2009

doubt and dread

Everyone suffers from powerful negative emotions that can bring you down for days at a time. There are ways to circumvent their clutches, if you take action to understand and explore what makes you doubt and dread certain events.
Self-doubt is one of the most debilitating forces that can impact on your esteem. Many people are unsure about their appearance, considering themselves unattractive, or not as attractive as others. They unfortunately associate this with not being of worth, not worth being loved.
They avoid interpersonal relationships because they believe they are not worth loving. This tragic scenario arises over any issue relating to self doubt, be that intelligence, creativity, talent, cooking skills and increasingly, job skills.
Dread is akin to anxiety in that it is a non specific emotion that arises in people, disenabling them to be all that they can be, instead becoming nervous, agitated and panicy.
Persistant feelings of dread are signs to change the messages that you send yourself, reduce the pressures and resolve the conflicts before darker symptoms take hold that could lead to depression.
Conflicts and pressures can be eased by talking them through with a trusted person. Others opinions and feedback can be encouraging and motivating. Just sharing a concern is as they say, a problem halved. Making a conscious decision not to dwell on your private feelings and assume that they are valid is half the battle to overcoming doubt and dread.
But it is through positive action that we banish dread and depression. Getting involved in others lives, listening more to their views and concerns helps us normalise our worries. It has been widely proven that by taking an interest in others lives we become better able to take an interest in our own, giving us some kind of yardstick or measure to motivate us to improve our situations. By minimising negative feelings, we open ourselves to psychological growth and in so doing, become better at taking charge of our life. Understanding, knowing, exploring. Make these three words part of your emotional vocabulary.

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