Describing Confusing Emotions Can Improve Mental Health
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- Describing Confusing Emotions Can Improve Mental Health
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- From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
- Stand Up for Mental Health
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Describing Confusing Emotions Can Improve Mental Health
Emotions can be a jumbled mess, and describing confusing emotions (Eating Disorder Recovery: Dealing with the Emotions) can seem impossible. When emotions make us feel terrible and decrease our mental health, we often don't want to linger over them long enough to try to describe them. However, doing just that can actually improve mental health.
In her article Odd Emotions (Psychology Today, February, 2016), Rebecca Webber explains that putting emotions into words is a powerful thing to do because it helps us deal with them. (Learn How to Control Your Emotions and Feel Confident) When we can untangle the mess and pinpoint what we're feeling, when we can listen to what they're telling us and sort out those confusing emotions, we can begin to know what to do about them.
Describing messy emotions takes time. Sure, we can say we're "depressed," or "anxious," but that doesn't quite describe what's going on. That's because these, and other states of being, are so much more than emotions. So go beyond the term. What's going on in your external and internal worlds? Can you describe it in words or drawings or photos or music? What insights and understanding come to you? What do you want to do? The process of describing confusing emotions can indeed improve your mental health.
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Today's Question: When you have jumbled, troubling emotions, what do you do about them to help your mental health? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.
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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:
- How To Help Someone Who Doesn’t Want To Be Helped
- Too Much Facebook Can Worsen Depression
- Surviving the Stressors of Life Without Self-Harm
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From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.
- Social Anxiety, Shoulding, and a Beginner’s Mind (Shoshin)
- Why We Believe Eating Disorder Lies
- Anxiety, Relationships and Self-Esteem: A Love Story
- Why We Need Universal Healthcare Standards
- When Binge Eating Is Used as A Coping Mechanism
- 10 Things People With PTSD Want You to Understand
- The Anxious Empath: Anxiety And Other People’s Feelings
- Mentally Ill Spouses: Give What You Can to Your Marriage
- Removing Self-Stigma from Mental Health Labels
- Journaling And Schizophrenia Or Schizoaffective Disorder
- Alcohol Addiction Recovery Support Sayings
- Creative Activities May Relieve Depression
- Eight Tips for Ignoring Bipolar Pain
- How to Approve Yourself Unconditionally
- How to Become a More Likable Person
- Transform Triggering Emotions Because You’d Rather Be Happy
- The Darker Side of Social Media Affecting Young People
Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.
Stand Up for Mental Health
Thousands Have Joined the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign
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Latest Mental Health News
These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:
- CBT And Antidepressants Are Similarly Effective Treatments For Adults With Depression
- Research Discovers Neuroprotective Protein In Blood Is Biomarker Of Alzheimer's Disease
- Stress Of Social Disadvantage Increases Risk Of Osteoporosis
- New Study Reveals That Prelinguistic Infants Can Categorize Colors
- Patients With COPD Demonstrate Decrease In Areas Of The Brain That Process Breathlessness, Fear, And Sensitivity To Pain
- Blocking A Stress Protein May Treat Chronic Pain
- A Sedentary Lifestyle Might Shrink Your Brain
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Peterson, T. (2016, June 3). Describing Confusing Emotions Can Improve Mental Health, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, June 2 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/describing-confusing-emotions-can-improve-mental-health