Don't Push Away Negative Emotions

Look for meaning underneath the emotions: "Psychologists have found that many of the most meaningful experiences in life are quite painful. In one 2018 study, for example, two psychologists at Western Illinois University asked a large group of college students to report the positive and negative emotions—as well as the meaningfulness—they associated with their education and with their relationships. The students reported that things that gave them tremendous meaning at high cost. As the researchers summarized their findings, “Meaning involves negative affect and worry about loss.”


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