I’ve found, for some people, addictions can act as emotional dams, holding back pain. The addictive behaviors create a structure behind which disturbing emotions are kept contained.
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When recovering from emotional exhaustion, you quickly learn the benefits of decreasing the amount of fat and refined carbohydrates in your diet.
What are the loves of your life? I’m not talking about people here but rather about the things you truly love to do – your hobbies and interests.
Ironically, the very thing we turn to for increased connectivity with others is proving to be the biggest disconnection point in our lives.
Many times, emotional depression and its companion, anxiety, can be brought under control when the depressed person learns to contain his or her thoughts without letting them escalate into predetermined catastrophes.
Anxieties speak a language of absolutes. A possibility is a certainty. What could, will. What might, will. But if anxieties speak a language of absolutes, it is not a universal language.
In this world of difficulty and doubt, of struggles and hardships, of compromises and second choices, of injustice and affliction, each person comes to a crossroads in life. There are two roads with signposts on each that say, “Way to Happine
Pessimism, negativity, sarcasm, hostility, and even apathy flow more easily when you are depressed. To overcome depression, you must turn the flow of this negative tide and strive, even if it seems like you’re straining against a strong current, to promote optimism, hope, and joy.
Children require correction from adults to learn the right thing to do. Emotional abuse happens when correction meant to help the child is turned into humiliation meant to punish the child.
When our lives start to sputter and we forget to follow our dreams, we tend to become stagnant. We stop thinking, caring, observing, and reaching out to others.
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