26 May Enjoy more happiness by reducing stress and anxiety in just 30 seconds!
Happiness…it’s hard to enjoy if you’re feeling stressed and anxious.
But happiness can be yours, more often, if you learn to manage stress and anxiety more effectively.
This amazingly simple and effective stress management strategy will boost happiness and mood SUPER fast. Check it out below…
via Quartz by Corinne Purtell
The next time painful or stressful feelings threaten to overwhelm you, here is what you do: get something to write with. Get something to write on. Write down a word that describes the emotion you’re experiencing. It doesn’t have to be comprehensive. Just a word or two will do.
Affect labeling—the act of naming one’s emotional state—helps to blunt the immediate impact of negative feelings and kickstart the process of climbing back down from stress. The clarifying effect of putting feelings into words was observed at least as far back as the 17thcentury, when the philosopher Baruch Spinoza wrote in his Ethics: “An emotion, which is a passion, ceases to be a passion, as soon as we form a clear and distinct idea thereof.” It’s also the basis of modern psychoanalysis.
Why it works has taken a lot longer to figure out…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE