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When “Grin and Bear It” Isn't the Right Answer

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Tricking ourselves into feeling better

A study shows that people who were tricked into smiling had lower heart rates during stressful tasks and were more likely to emerge feeling positive.

Your brain wants to line up with what you feel and believe. It means that we can trick ourselves into feeling better by ac...

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Acceptance helps us acknowledge our feelings and give them an outlet.

Acceptance can take many forms, such as meditation or self-reflection, or just admitting to ourselves that we are stressed, sad, and angry.

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It's impossible to experience the weight and not get a little crushed by it. Nor is distraction alone sufficient.

A combination of distraction and acceptance can work well. Distraction can be used intelligently. Taking a few hours off to refuel is di...

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