Are you more sensitive than your friends? If you can’t brush off a joke or negative comment, the usual reaction is to blame yourself or escape the feeling. In other words, “fight or flight.” But what if there was a different way.
In moments when you’re feeling down, it’s worth it to dig into the feeling. Why did this particular statement hurt? Is it about this person or someone in your past who made you feel this way?
Feelings are always trying to tell us something. Whether it’s pointing you to an unresolved past or a potentially toxic person, listening and tuning in are the ways we heal and grow. So the next time you’re triggered, don’t wash away the feeling, try embracing it instead.
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(Reaching Life Goals) – We often spend our energy focusing on what things will bring us happiness. Rarely, do we realize the things we’re doing that’s taking it away.
What’s the difference between a narcissist, sociopath, and borderline?
(The Recovery Expert) – This table will help you distinguish the differences between three seemingly similar personality disorders.
Addiction Is an Intimacy Disorder
(Sex & Intimacy in the Digital Age) – If you’re having trouble feeling compassionate for the addict in your life, read this.
8 Ways Childhood Neglect Affected Your Life
(Psychology of Self) – When your needs aren’t met in childhood, you spend your whole life struggling with everything from disorganization to trusting others.
Five Ways to Avoid Overreacting in Your Relationship
(Healing Together for Couples) – Here are five ways to put the brakes on your anger and protect your relationship.