There are ten different basic emotional states five positive and five negative as enumerated below:

Positive Emotions:
a. Love: The power of love has a remarkable healing potential in major illnesses like cancer, colitis, etc. Babies who get a lot of love grow up healthier than children deprived of it. Forgiveness brings good health.

b. Laughter: Some of the physical benefits of laughter are:

  • Increase muscular and respiratory activity
  • Stimulates cardiomuscular system and sympathetic nervous system
  • Increases antibodies, the body's first line of defence
  • Decreases levels of stress hormones
  • Decreases heart rate and breathing becomes easier
  • Increases pain tolerance
  • Even your relationships improve.
c. Hope: If your life has hope, purposes and meaning, you will be happier and healthier.

d. Optimism: Optimists put failures behind them, do their best to look at the bright side and generally have better health.

e. Self-confidence: If you lack confidence and find it difficulty to assert yourself, you may suffer from indigestion and headaches.
Positive emotion can play wonders with your biology.

Negative Emotions:

  • Anger: Suppressed anger causes high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and stomach ulcers. Get rid of it with physical activity, chat with a friend or leave that irritating situation.
  • Fear: We worry about future, money health, children, etc. To combat fear, learn as much as you can about it. If it is health related, meet a specialist doctor.
  • Sadness: It is our natural reaction to problems. Crying helps the body get rid of harmful wastes.
  • Boredom: Inactivity and boredom can damage your health like stress. Cultivate some hobby.
  • Guilt: It is the most damaging of emotions and very difficult to be distinguished from conscience. To counteract guilt build up your self confidence. Think of your strengths and you will feel distinctly better.


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