Can we choose our emotions?

What decides your emotions?

According to the two-factor theory of emotion, the experience of emotion is determined by the intensity of the arousal we are experiencing, and the cognitive appraisal of the situation determines what the emotion will be.

Can we choose what to feel?

Remember you choose what to spend your time and energy focussing on. You can CHOOSE how to feel. Remember it’s the EMOTION which releases the chemical, so all we have to do is create a state of mind where we can actually feel that happy, content, relaxed, loving emotion. Your body doesn’t care whether its real or not.

Do we actually have control over our emotions?

This may not be the most exciting plot, but it shows how we as humans can regulate our emotions. Our regulation of emotions is not limited to stopping an outburst of anger – it means that we can manage the emotions we feel as well as how and when they are experienced and expressed.

Can your emotions be wrong?

Even though you do have some control over your emotions, your feelings aren’t wrong. But people often say things like, “I know I shouldn’t be so upset over something so little,” or, “I really should be happier than I am.”

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Do we need emotions?

There’s a reason we all have a wide range of emotions: we need them. Emotions help us to communicate with others, such as when we feel sad and need some help. They also can help us to act quickly in important situations.

Do we create our feelings?

Different networks in the brain can create the same emotion. And yes, emotions are created by our brain. It is the way our brain gives meaning to bodily sensations based on past experience. Different core networks all contribute at different levels to feelings such as happiness, surprise, sadness and anger.

Is mood a choice?

Your mood is your choice and that makes you powerful. If you go back to hard moments in your past and think about it, you might see that you did something out of anger, resentment, regret, fear, or else. All these are negative emotions that cloud our senses and we can’t think clearly.

Is feeling hurt a choice?

There are two points to be made. One, no one can hurt you and, number two, you can choose to feel hurt. It is only and always your choice. If you feel hurt, then experience the pain for a moment, then get on with what’s next.

Can you turn off your emotions?

Some people are able to turn off their emotions in order to protect themselves. For others, emotional numbing is unintended. It may even be part of a larger issue, like depression or a personality disorder.

Why we Cannot control our emotions?

There are many reasons why someone might not be able to control their emotions. Emotional lability not only affects those with mood disorders, but also people with cognitive disorders, and those who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.

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What is the hardest emotion to control?

Shame is possibly the most difficult emotion we feel, and hard to manage. Sometimes we cover it up by pleasing others, or by trying to be perfect. Sometimes we pull back and spend more time alone. Sometimes we just feel numb.

Can you change your feelings?

Historically, the answer was yes. Your emotions are your emotions, and you can’t change them. But some ground-breaking research on emotions and the brain now says otherwise!

Are emotions real?

Humans automatically and ef- fortlessly experience emotion and “detect” emotion in each other (and even in nonhuman animals) routinely each and every day, so it could not be more obvious that emotions are real.

Can feelings be trusted?

A second rule of thumb is, “know thyself.” Feelings provide us with signals for what is going on in the world. When these signals are accurate, we can trust our feelings; when feelings are not proper signals, we cannot trust them. For example, we should have scruples when we do something wrong.