The heart is the battery of life. Once it stops pumping, it’s game over.

In a way, when you are full of happiness (energy), you could say you feel heartened. When you feel low, down or sad, you could say you feel disheartened. This is the sort of energy that makes you feel like going on, or giving up.

When you feel heartened, you feel encouraged, safe and brave. You could also feel relieved because worry is like a weight that slows you down.

When you feel disheartened, you feel discouraged, and may feel like giving up or taking a short break before continuing.

Here are some examples of how you can use the words ”heartened” and ”disheartened.”

1. When responding to compliments, for example, a customer praises your service.

”I am heartened to hear you like my service and I assure you that I will continue give my best.”

2. When you tried your best, but didn’t get the results you expected.

”It is disheartening to see the low reviews I’m getting despite trying so hard.”

3. When you receive good news and feel relieved.

”It is heartening to know that your mother is out of hospital. She was in my prayers.”

4. When you receive bad news.

”Reading negative comments on my Instagram post makes me disheartened so I’m taking a social media break!”