Emotionally Intelligent People Use This Simple Psychological Trick to Shift Their Perspective and Control Their Emotions - Deepstash

People who wear glasses know that a change in prescription is sometimes required, to allow them to see more clearly.

Sometimes, we need to do the same thing mentally: Your thoughts an...

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Emotionally Intelligent People Use This Simple Psychological Trick to Shift Their Perspective and Control Their Emotions

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The technique of changing your glasses is rooted in principles of cognitive psychology.

In the 1950s, psychologist Albert Ellis taught that irrational thinking is the root cause for m...

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Ben has just lost his job. He’s devastated.

"What am I going to do now?" he asks.

He falls asleep at night, swimming in a sea of negative emotions.

In the morning, he wakes up di...

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Rational thinking allows you to feel disappointment and frustration, but to a limited extent. You recognize that changes in circumstances, even big and serious ones, can happen everyday and to ever...

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Amy has the exact same fate and initial reaction to Ben.

She also wakes up in the morning with a knot in her stomach. But her response is different: She takes control or her thoughts and cha...

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Despite facing similar situations, Amy's reaction is much more beneficial. By exercising emotional intelligence, s...

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Write it down.

Putting your thoughts in writing--with actual pen and paper, not just typing--can be a powerful way to force yourself to reckon with your fee...

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Talk to someone.

As you voice your thoughts and feelings to someone you trust, you may find yourself re-thinking your opinion as you speak.

An...

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Fill your mind with positive thoughts.

Negative feelings like self-doubt and self-pity can quickly spiral out of control. Focusing on positive thoughts can help you find bal...

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