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Don't let guilt weigh you down....

There are so many different types of guilt that people carry around with them. As with other emotions, sometimes feeling guilt is appropriate. For example, if you felt guilty for hurting someone with physical or verbal violence. However, some forms of guilt are unproductive and erroneous. For example, if you felt guilty for missing a family occasion because you had to work. Guilt can literally eat away at you unless you deal with it. It is also one of the emotions that is the hardest to let go of. Hanging onto guilt serves no purpose for anyone. As mentioned, it is right to feel guilt at certain times; it shows we care about how our actions may affect and hurt others or ourselves. Overcoming

Don't let anger rule your life!

Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you're at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion. Anger is "an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage," according to Charles Spielberger, PhD, a psychologist who specialises in the study of anger. Like other emotions, it is accompanied by physiological and biological changes; when you get angry your heart rate and blood pressure go up, as do the levels of your energy hor

Do you let fear rule your life?

Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger—if we didn't feel it, we couldn't protect ourselves from legitimate threats. But often we fear situations that are far from life-or-death, and it stops us from moving forward. Exposing yourself to fear is the best way to move past any long held emotions. You must have heard the saying ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’? Sometimes the fear of moving into the unknown is greater than the pain you are feeling now. Is this true of you? Fear can be a very debilitating emotion. There is a healthy level of fear that we all need for basic survival but some people allow fear to rule their lives. This can take a person to the 'depths of despair’ a