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Conquering Emotional Blind Spots Is Challenging, But Worth It

Conquering Emotional Blind Spots Is Challenging, But Worth It

Knowing you have them is the first step. I’ve signed up to get emotionally attacked by my phone every day. Along with hundreds of thousands of people, I get a daily notification from the astrology app Co-Star. It sends an A.I.-generated nugget of wisdom based on what my horoscope and the message is usually ruthless. “Who do you trust with your most intense feelings?” Co-Star asked me recently. The question stunned me so much that I had to sit down…

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15 Easy Ways To Be A Happier Person

15 Easy Ways To Be A Happier Person

These research-backed habits will make your life so much better. There’s a quote from author Jaeda DeWalt that looks at joy from a different perspective: “Happiness is created and not found, it’s a state of mind and in its best form, it stands independent of life circumstances.” Regardless of whether you buy into the idea, the maxim can assure you that acquiring at least some happiness is within your power. This means every day you can choose to do something…

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Fun Fact friday

Fun Fact friday

Simply looking at a photo of someone you love can help relieve pain. Scientists usually omit left-handed people from tests because their brain works differently.   Pretending you don’t have feelings of anger, sadness, or loneliness can literally destroy you mentally. Chocolate milk was invented in Jamaica.   Happy Friday! source: @Fact

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Your gut feelings are usually accurate and correct. If you truly feel there’s something, chances are there is. Alcohol kills 2.5M people per year.   Eating chocolate while studying can help you remember the information. Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath. Happy Friday! source: @Fact

Feeling Bad About Feeling Down Is Good For Your Mental Health: Study

Feeling Bad About Feeling Down Is Good For Your Mental Health: Study

Letting yourself feel negative emotions is good in the long run, researchers says. Accepting and embracing your negative emotions can actually make you feel better in the long run, a new study out of UC Berkeley says. According to researchers, feeling that pressure of needing to be constantly upbeat will not make you feel better – in fact, it will make you feel worse because of added stress. “We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Depressed people are likely to get colds more often while happy and energetic individuals get sick less often. Listening to music for at least 5-10 minutes a day strengthens the mind, making it easier to deal with emotional stress.     Smiling, even in a bad mood, can immediately improve your mood because these muscles are enough to trigger happy chemicals in the brain. When people talk to themselves in the third person, they are able to better control their…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Lonely people take longer, hotter showers or baths to replace the warmth they’re lacking socially or emotionally. Marilyn Monroe’s IQ(168) was higher than Einstein’s (160) Singing when tensed helps you avoid anxiety and depression. Too much stress and high blood pressure can lead to a condition called “hematidrosis” – where a person sweats blood.   80% of people keep their feelings to themselves because they believe it’s hard for others to understand their pain. North American school buses are yellow…

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Stop Letting Your Feelings Color Your Thoughts

Stop Letting Your Feelings Color Your Thoughts

Imagine getting into a political discussion with someone who is highly passionate about their beliefs. If the conversation is a good one, those beliefs will likely, at some point, come under question. If their emotional PH is high enough, they’ll interpret that as not only their ideas being threatened, but their identities too. Soon, you’re not having a conversation anymore, but a back-and-forth defense match. It’s not about listening, it’s about being right. You reach for over-generalizations, they argue with…

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5 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

5 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

1. Give up dwelling on “If only…” Most of us have goals, both big (go back to school and get a master’s degree) and small (pare down that pile of junk mail). What keeps us from meeting our goals? Why are some goals successfully achieved, while others remain on our to-do list, nagging us for months or even years at a time? I’ve written before about how to set goals that are more likely to be met. And though a…

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Emotional Intelligence Isn’t A Philosophy, It’s A Fundamental Part Of Survival

Emotional Intelligence Isn’t A Philosophy, It’s A Fundamental Part Of Survival

BY MAZWI TYSON ZONDI In a world that encourages shallowness and consumerism (which aren’t as far apart as one might think) we need to be able to develop emotional intelligence. We need to realize that it is just as important as mental (and other forms) of intelligence, if not more so. People have all these misconceptions about emotional intelligence: they believe that it is dismissing every negative emotion and choosing only to feel positive- whereas doing this is near impossible…

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