Emotional imbalance is when you cannot cope with life in an effective way. Due to poor emotional regulation you may have previously felt emotional aggression , emotional overwhelm or emotional exhaustion. Unlike emotional balance, which is what we genuinely feel about things, emotional imbalance may be much more complicated phenomenon to process.
Our thoughts and the emotions are the "input and the deeds and the actions are the outcomes. In fact, our emotions and thoughts are our life. As the quality of inputs determine the output. The nature of our emotions and thoughts determines the nature of our life. If the emotions and thoughts are positive, then our life will be positive. That means we will be happy and healthy. On the other hand, if our thoughts are negative, we will be negative, that is our life will be unhappy and unhealthy. It is believed that negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, worry, depression, and jealous influence our mental and physical health negatively" (Raghuram & Sugumar, 2020).
Emotional imbalance is inability to manage your own emotions, with negative emotions prevailing over positive emotions. Emotional balance occurs when you process all the emotions that come your way for appropriate amounts of time.
Negative emotions that lead to emotional imbalance
Anticipation - looking forward to a future event or state, sometimes with an affective component
Anger - displeasure, hostility or antagonism towards someone or something.
Aggressiveness - mixed emotion between anger and anticipation, which can turn into aggressive behaviour
Annoyance - the feeling that you get when someone makes you feel angry or impatient
Rage - intense, uncontrolled anger that is an increased stage of hostile response to a perceived egregious injury or injustice
Vigilance - the feeling of sustained attention
Contempt - the feeling when you look down on someone and don’t want to have anything to do with it
Disgust - feeling of aversion towards something offensive
Loathing - intense feeling of disgust
Grief - the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away
Sadness - an emotional pain associated with, or characterised by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow
Disappointment - feeling unhappy because someone or something was not as good as your expectations
Amazement - feeling of shocked or being astonished by something
Terror - an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
Reigning "Negative Emotions" is the root cause of our emotional Imbalance" which makes us unhappy.
Signs of emotional imbalance
People who struggle with emotional imbalance often experience symptoms like stomach pain, tense muscles, trouble sleeping, and irritability.
Ways to improve emotional imbalance
Relaxation therapy is very useful therapy in the emotional imbalance management.
Emotional imbalance is a serious issue, which often required a therapy or alternative medicine treatments. For example, Chinese medicine only considers emotions as pathological when they are repressed, contained, or expressed intensely, often, without control, or out of context.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a relatively new type of psychotherapy that helps patients access and process painful memories.
Anger management techniques can help to reduce the stress in situations that’d normally leave you frustrated, tense, or angry.
Emotional and sensory experiences can help to improve emotional balance.