Category Archives: knowledge

Negative Emotions

In today’s society, negative emotions are seen unnecessary, unneeded and redundant. Sadness, anger, and misery are qualities that represent weakness and vulnerability. Isn’t it?

I was browsing through Reddit today and came upon this article. One of the ideas I often advocate is that it’s normal/ok/healthy to be sad, to cry and feel down once in a while. It is a very human experience, and you are permitted to feel such emotions.

In this article, the author discussed how people believe that they must be upbeat all the time, in the state of positive thinking. However, the author argued that in fact, sadness and anger are essential to life. The article discussed different facts, tips, and viewpoints in regards to this topic.  Such as:

Acknowledging the complexity of life may be an especially fruitful path to psychological well-being.”

“Unpleasant feelings are just as crucial as the enjoyable ones in helping you make sense of life’s ups and downs. Remember, one of the primary reasons we have emotions in the first place is to help us evaluate our experiences.”

“Negative emotions also most likely aid in our survival. Bad feelings can be vital clues that a health issue, relationship or other important matter needs attention.”

“If the emotion is overwhelming, you may want to express how you feel in a journal or to another person. The exercise may shift your perspective and bring a sense of closure.”

 

It is a short read and contains some useful insights about the society’s current perspective about negative emotions. And advices to overwrite the current view about negative emotions. So check it out yo!

Have a great day everyone! It is ok to be down, it is normal to cry. ❤ Keep smiling and living!!!

Article: Negative emotions are key to well-being.

-Briane R

 

Word #2: Perfection

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Perfection- the state or quality of being perfect. 
       Perfection, something that we always try to achieve or strive for. Some people are a perfectionist; some aren’t. Perfection is a state that can be both good and bad. In this post, I would like to write about my personal thought of being a perfectionist with regards to writing & social media.
         Personally, I never consider myself a perfectionist, I am quite shabby, clumsy & sometimes I like to take the easy route in carrying out a task. But I realised when I started writing a post & getting more involved in social media. I had this feeling that I shouldn’t post or start unless I am 100% satisfied & it is close to perfection. Which is a great thing on the surface, however, I realised I started using it as an excuse to delay, be lazy & unproductive. I go out of focus & worst just leave it behind.
         However, as the time goes, I learnt that it doesn’t have to be perfect & I just have to give what I can give. So here I am writing right now, this post will probably have a lot of holes, grammar mistake &  mess. But for now, I just want to produce & learn, to get close to perfection as I write more. Because I know if I strive for perfection right now I won’t post anything for another year. So I chose to learn & improve as I go,
         I believe perfection is a great thing; I strive to achieve perfection in everything I make, and I am sure I will achieve it as the time goes and I write more. So don’t hesitate to post something raw, just pour your hearts out! And it is ok to be a perfectionist as well, it is a great state of mind to have, but make sure you keep yourself in-check & ensure that you are not just putting your projects off!
Hope you are all having a great time! Keep grinding, striving and dreaming ❤️
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
-Vince Lombardi

 

-Briane R