Home / Health / Brain/Mental Health / Why Do I Get Emotional Ups and Downs?

Why Do I Get Emotional Ups and Downs?

Photo by Tonyna


Ah, those wonderful – and cursed – emotions, earning the right to compete with the most thrilling and frightening of roller-coasters.  I’m not talking about the extremes that would land you a bi-polar diagnosis, no, just the ordinary ones that take you from one day to the next; the ones that may, on occasion, make you question your sanity but are benign…for the most part.

 “Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.” ˜Alex Tan 

OK, so I’m really not an advocate for negative emotions, but I do see that Alex Tan has a point with the above quote.  Think about how boring and flat-lined life would be if we never felt anything but one constant emotion…like a really bad amusement park ride.  When we cry, hurt, feel fear, disgust, anger, we are experiencing life, ours.  We must own it.  Feeling pain of any sort is not a curse but a gift to let us know that something isn’t right.

There is a condition called CIPA or congenital analgia that renders its victims unable to feel any pain.  Sound divine?  Think again.  Though extremely rare, those affected usually end up dying before the age of 25.  It is dangerous, especially for children, to not feel pain as it is the primary way we sense  threats.  I want you to consider this when thinking about “why” you might feel emotional pain one day and joy the next.  We need that type of stimulation to understand what is good for us and what is not.  Additionally, the obvious emotional “swing” is also a survival mechanism for our bodies.  If  our mood never changed, we would eventually enter into a life-threatening place of either severe depression, anxiety, anger, or even elation.  Balance is the key.

I get emotional about things that I can’t change in my time (one of my weaknesses).  However, I’m learning how to evaluate through feeling into the emotional feedback my soul is dishing out for any given day.  It works to alleviate most of the despair and puts me on a higher level of understanding of myself and my place in the world.  It beats feeling frustrated all the time.

Those “ups and downs” are not really bad for you, well, unless you keep repeating the same scenario a million times.  Try using emotions as a springboard to life-lessons, remembering the worst thing is to not acknowledge them as vitally important or as warnings.  Consider also that any constant emotional changes could be linked to hormones and brain chemicals as well; either case, they are red flags meant to grab your undivided attention.  Seek medical/psychological help if you need it, by all means.  Otherwise, go with the feelings, without being hard on yourself.  Emotional balance takes time and practice.

Be Beautiful-Be Creative-Be Happy!

If you enjoyed this article, you may also like:

How Do I Refocus My Life?

Steps of Emotional Growth


About Kellie R. Stone

"I make no excuses for my diverse roles as a Rock Your Feminine Type Coach™ and Branding Expert, best-selling author, and crime thriller novelist. Yes, I do still chuckle a bit at the irony. I kick ass as a women’s biz coach by day and kill off vulnerable fiction characters at night. What the hell, it makes for some interesting dreams. I believe that everyone should pursue their passions no matter how out there they seem to be. One of those pure heart-fluttering passions for me has always been writing. Since I did, indeed, chase my dream of being a writer, I've published two non-fiction books in the self-development genre, co-authored an international best seller, and now I'm finally pushing my much-too-old-to-be-in-the-nest novel out the door and into the world. My whole world is empowering and I adore showing others how to live life unfiltered, whether I do that through the written word or my coaching work. I love my job!" ~Kellie R. Stone

Check Also

improve mental health

5 Keys To Improve Mental Health 

It’s 2024, and we can all appreciate the importance of maintaining good mental health. However, …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *