People are often shocked to hear a psychologist tell them that it’s okay to ignore their emotions.
This is partly reactionary…
We see how problematic it can be to never acknowledge emotions — maybe because you were raised by someone who never did, for example. …
The most important skill in any relationship is your ability to be a good listener.
But even though the idea of being a good listener is so well-known as to be cliche, most of us are still terrible at it. …
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression face your fears.
Psychologically speaking, it’s pretty good advice:
It’s a common misconception that some people are simply wired to be emotionally unstable while others just lucked out with a more balanced temperament from birth.
Obviously, there are some relatively fixed biological factors that influence how emotional we tend to feel. …
Emotional resilience is the ability to tolerate difficult emotions while still acting on your values.
Here’s the thing:
Self-awareness isn’t something you’re born into. It’s something you build through practice.
And the best way to practice being more self-aware is to build habits that encourage it.
Here are four habits of highly self-aware people that you can use to become more self-aware yourself.
Most people assume that the solution to their emotional struggles is to do more:
Ironically, most great sleepers don’t try very hard to sleep: They don’t read lots of articles about sleep hygiene or constantly experiment with new evening routines or even talk all that much about their sleep. It’s just something that sort of happens.
Of course, this is incredibly annoying if you’re…
Here’s how most people think about their lack of confidence:
Emotional fragility is the tendency to easily become overwhelmed by difficult emotions. It’s the opposite of resilience.