Beyond Happiness: The Upside of Feeling Down
Negative emotions do us a great favor: They save us from ourselves. They’re signals urging us to change what we’re doing—and they’re actually necessary for feeling good.
Matthew Huttson published an interesting article on PsychologyToday.com that highlights why our negative emotions are so important to our own happiness. He defines, dissects, and interprets how these emotions can actually play an important role in helping us to identify what sort of changes need to be made in our lives.
He discusses anger, regret, judgement, anxiety, sadness, and grief. He shares his theories behind why these feelings are important.