We encounter plenty of emotional mistakes in our pursuit of love and happiness. Ideally, we need to learn from them so we can move forward. However, what’s happening is that we tend to make the same emotional mistakes over and over again. Reminders of what these mistakes and tips on how we can completely get passed them might do us good.
A Happy Life Is Within Reach When We Avoid These Emotional Mistakes
Most of the time, life gets in the way. And so, we go on never really keeping in mind the lessons we have learned from the past emotional mistakes we did. So we can stop torturing ourselves, read through this list of common emotional mistakes we make regularly:
Avoiding Uncomfortable Emotions Or Feelings
In the movie “Inside Out”, we learned a lot of things about how we feel. It was revealed that all kinds of emotions exist in one person. Shutting down all other emotions like fear, sadness, and disgust may be uncomfortable, but will eventually suck all the happiness out of us. The fact is, uncomfortable feelings help us grow as individuals. We have to experience negative emotions in order to truly experience positive ones.
Denying How You Feel
Similarly, denying your true feelings will also eat up the genuine joy in your heart. When we have physical injuries, we treat them. We should do the same with our emotional wounds. We should acknowledge that they are there and they need to be taken care of. And immediately, too, if you can. Suppressing emotions is unhealthy because the hurt just keeps mounting and eventually, you can blow up like a volcano or you can crash into depression. If left untreated, the emotional injuries will manifest themselves physically.
3. Chasing Happiness
People’s idea of happiness is becoming the rage nowadays. We chase happiness, like it’s the end-goal in life. But, chasing happiness will not give you lasting gratification. It’s like pressuring yourself to do everything in your list in order to be happy. It removes the joy from spontaneity as well as truly experiencing what life is really about. Chasing will make you feel worse because you cannot accept disappointments and frustrations, and are not living in the now. In our journey, we need to accept that the moments in our life can’t be happy all the time.
Happiness can be a tricky thing to achieve. We can’t always be happy. Life is not perfect. Our plans never work out exactly the way we want it. The key is always balance. You will be happier when you experience different kinds of emotions and know how to deal with them in a healthy way. For more tips on self-development, read the rest of our blog.