Fighting negative emotions can make you feel worse

Embracing negative emotions can make you feel better, while pressure to be positive can actually make you feel worse, new research suggests. 

 

“We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which adds up to better psychological health,” says study senior author Iris Mauss, an associate professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley. 

 

“Maybe if you have an accepting attitude toward negative emotions, you’re not giving them as much attention,” Mauss says. “And perhaps, if you’re constantly judging your emotions, the negativity can pile up.” Read Here>>

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