How to Cry on Command

I’m not much of a cryer, but when I do, I bawl.

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How to Cry on Command

I’m not much of a cryer, but when I do, I bawl.

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Sometimes You Just Have an Emotional Cold

If I get into an argument with someone, especially one that shouldn’t affect my life in any real way, I know I’m gonna feel like shit for a while, and that I need to lay low or I’ll make it worse. And now I have the right words for that feeling: an emotional cold.

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Have Kids Record Their Own Pep Talk Video to Prevent Tears at Drop-Off Time

My kids have gone to a lot of great day cares, summer camps, and other places where they live it up for hours and then come home raving about how much fun they had. But then when it’s time to drop them off the next morning, they forget all about that and cry at having to leave me. One thing that helps: a selfie video.

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When Work Gets You Down, Attribute It to Your Passion for the Job to Bounce Back Faster

If you’re going to have an emotional meltdown at work, whether your boss is getting you down or nothing seems to be going your way, the key is to think about it—and discuss it—in terms of your passion for your work, not the emotions themselves. You’ll get up faster, and your coworkers will understand better.

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“Pessimism Is the Cure for Anger”

We tend to think of anger has a negative, pessimistic feeling. It’s actually linked to optimism, though. Anger is often a reaction to being let down after we’re optimistic about something.

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How to Handle a Breakup During the Holidays

Breakups suck no matter what time of year they happen, but they’re particularly rough during the holidays. While everyone is celebrating, you’re struggling with loneliness and heartbreak. Whether you were on the giving or receiving end of a breakup, here’s how to cope with the loss during the holidays.

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Use the “SBNRR” Technique to Handle Stressful Moments Mindfully

When you’re stress is building into an exasperating moment, emotions can easily get the best of you. And that can be detrimental if you’re in a professional environment. The next time you’re about to explode with stress, try this instead.

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Reframe “Negative” Emotions as “Difficult” Emotions

Nobody likes being sad, angry, or heartbroken. If you want to give yourself a leg up on getting through troubling times, a simple mental reframe can help you see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Loneliness Is a Signal, Not Just a Feeling

When you feel lonely, it’s hard to get past the sadness and pain that comes with it. But feeling lonely is actually perfectly healthy. It’s your mind’s way of telling you it’s time to make a change.

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