Having the energy to monitor and control behaviour is a new aspect of this world. Time spent more on social media than the actual world is an example of our well-managed emotions and moods. How often is each of these monitored? It is not the lack of time; it's a lack of thought.
How are moods and emotions even different? There are two differences: Moods last for a few minutes while emotions last for a few hours, and attitudes don't appear on the face as feelings do. A perspective is a component of your emotional rhythm that is slightly less powerful than an emotion. Additionally, it frequently has a trigger, like an occasion or experience.
As and when you age, you tend to understand your mental and emotional state better. But currently, the situations these learning stages of life land us in can be pretty tricky to handle. It's a new path that needs to be taken each morning. Having self-control and understanding is the only way to get through. For the majority of individuals, emotions and feelings are incredibly similar.
We would naturally consider them synonyms because they share the same meaning. Even though they are interdependent, emotions and feelings are distinct entities.
Emotions are produced subconsciously and reflect physiological states. They are usually independent body reactions to specific internal or external situations.
On the other hand, feelings are conscious thoughts and reflections motivated by subjective emotional experiences. This means that while we can have emotions without feelings, we cannot feel without sensations. Diving deeper, three factors cause you to have moods. Biology- how hormones react in the body and its responses, plus brain chemicals. Psychology- personality and learned responses from earlier experiences. Environment- the emotional stress and the vibe around can make a difference.
If this is understood, then monitoring becomes more accessible. Your ability to control your moods and recover more quickly is aided by awareness of them.
If you manage your everyday decisions, you can decide on the best course of action for your health. Also, refrain from the things that make you feel less of an advantage, and seek to improve your quality of life if you become more aware of your moods.
A few ways to manage stress and moods are:
Clear what you want from the situation; if it isn't in your control, then letting it go is the best. Realizing the control isn't in your hand solves half the struggle.
Talking it out loud can lighten your mood and your heart, as it's a feeling of letting go and not being responsible for all that's been happening. In the B-school, these tactics get you through challenging situations.
Try seeking help from people around you who understand your mood and emotions. Also, learned men often suggest reading books because no problem hasn't been faced and written down as experience. Try learning from others rather than meeting them firsthand. Enough solutions exist to solve the one you currently are in.
Maintaining awareness of the current thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and environment is a popular way of managing low mood.
We are continually flooded with a variety of incoming sensory data. Since our brain's processing capacity is limited, we must choose a subset of the information we get from our senses and prioritize it over other details. Thus, reducing the load to live a mindful and peaceful life.
About the author,
Aditi Mehta, a student from the batch of 2022-24
Talks about the underlying difference between moods and emotions and how, in the hustle and bustle of everyday life you need to understand yourself better.