Our emotions are influenced by many factors. This life area looks at these factors and how we can develop the emotions that support us in life. If fear is holding us back, we need to know how to rid ourselves of this fear (or to use it in order to move forward, rather than backward). The focus of psychology is emotions. Examples of things that fall under this life area are therapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), intellectualization, mood swings, journaling, coping with guilt, fear, ageing, past experiences, as well as fostering positive emotions, such as happiness, excitement, etc.