The act of increasing the psychological distance from your own subjective perspective when assessing events that you experience.
Is an external perspective that you can use when thinking about an event that you’ve experienced, where the self who is analyzing the event is considered to be distinct from the self who experienced it.
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A study found that people feel less sad if the feeling of sadness is personified, as it leads to a certain distance between the person and the emotion.
In an emotionally charged situation, for example, an argument, take a break for 15 minutes or physically leave the space, such as taking a walk.
By stepping out of the situation, you can disrupt the immediate intention and reframe the situation.