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Emotional flexibility

This is a trait that helps us adjust more easily to new circumstances, challenges and situations as they arise.

  • Whether it’s starting a new job, taking a new class ...

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5 Ways to Increase Your Emotional Flexibility

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1. Change your diet

For many, a diet with a higher ratio of complex carbohydrates to protein can be helpful.

  • In particular, you might try adding chickpeas and sweet potatoes to your di...

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2. Exercise

Another way to increase L-tryptophan is by exercising.

  • Exercise also increases your energy levels, reduces your worries, and can distract you from the repetitive thi...

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3. Practice thought-stopping

An important part of gaining control over your repetitive thoughts is to become mindful of them when they occur—and then practice the simple technique of thought stopping.

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    4. Document options and solutions

    Writing down your thoughts helps to “get them out of your head” and allows you to view them more rationally.

    Try writing down:

    1. The thought tha...

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    5. Think before automatically saying "no"

    Some people have the tendency to say "no" automatically even before thinking about what was asked of them.

    • This can be especially problematic in relationships.

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