Today marks the beginning of our Emotions category. The videos and articles in this category will cover everything there is to know about emotions. We will break all emotions down to five distinct categories which cover every emotion between them. These categories of emotion are Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. They are separated into these categories based on the biological responses we have when we have these emotions, as well as what purposes they serve when they show up.
There are some rules to emotions that you should know. These things are always true about emotions, even when it’s difficult to point them out. Keeping them in mind, however, helps us be more effective in understanding ourselves, controlling ourselves, and influencing others.
All emotions have a cause. No emotion comes from a vacuum. You may not understand where an emotion is coming from, but it’s still there because something happened to spark it.
All emotions have a purpose. Emotions are a critical tool our brain has to inform us that something is going on. In that way, every emotion is a messenger with a story to tell you.
Emotions are closely tied to memory. This makes them very important in our efforts to improve our mental health.
Emotions are part of how we communicate with others. Experiencing an emotion is often an effort from your brain to get you to behave in a way that tells others your opinions without using language. If we keep this in mind, we can better understand the messages we are sending to others, and in turn, learn to receive information from them more accurately.
Over the next 5 weeks, there will be a video diving into each of the emotional categories. There will also be a collection of shorts which will explain how different emotions work, how to know what your emotion is, how to change any emotion, and other clarifying information. These will not replace the weekly Monday posts, but also won’t be very long. In short, there’s going to be more content coming!
If you have any questions about emotions, your experiences with emotions, or anything else, really: Email me at Rory@UpRoryUs.com and I’ll collect the questions and post a video or two where I answer your questions. You can sign the email as “anon” if you want to remain anonymous, or you can sign your email with the name you’d like me to use when reading your question.