7 reasons why it’s a good idea to express yourself (don’t bottle things up!)

Expressing feelings, especially what some people deem to be ‘negative emotions’ i.e. crying, is not always seen as  socially acceptable In the west.  Many are reluctant to express themselves, as they are afraid their peers may judge them or not understand.  It’s common for many to choose to keep their emotions to themselves or to ‘bottle things up’ so they “appear” strong in...
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5 Benefits of feeling fearful! (Yes, fear can be beneficial!)

Fear is a strong natural emotion. It is a useful emotion for warning us against danger. The feeling of fearfulness as a result of real danger can prompt us to take action: to “fight or flight” Feeling fearful is useful in a number of ways 1.)  Feeling fearful can generate our natural fight or flight physiological reaction which can potentially save our and other peoples’ lives. EG: when...
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9 Real Benefits of feeling Sad

  As humans we experience a wide range of feelings: some we class as positive, and some we class as negative; such as the feeling of sadness. The truth is there are no negative feelings: only some are more difficult and sadness for many falls into that category. So why do we feel sad? Sadness is associated with a wide range of other experiences, such as; loss and helplessness. Feeling sad is...
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5 top tips on handling your anger

Anger can be a difficult emotion; it can control and consume your life before you realise it. Feelings of anger come mostly from a source of pain, resentment, rejection or misfortune. Whether the root cause or not, anger and the hate it can bring can become the predominant emotion in your life. Use these tips to take charge of feelings of anger and regain control of your life. 1) Find safe and...
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Three Healthy ways to deal with your Anger

  Whilst all emotions are beneficial:  anger is one of those most difficult emotions to deal with. Choosing to repress the anger will ultimately only create more anger or worst still, depression! Here are three proven ways to vent your anger in a healthy way:   A letter to Anger – Write a letter to the “accused” person writing in detail, describing exactly how you feel about...
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How to say “no” and still love yourself and be loved

Saying “no” can be difficult if fear or guilt comes up at the thought of saying it. It can be a fear of not being liked anymore by the other person. Or it could be fears that they will think you don’t like them. But saying yes to something that you do not want can create a drop in self-esteem, because you are not honouring your own needs. But you can say “no” and still love yourself and...
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