wednesday wisdom:
how to DE-STRESS your EMOTIONS

how to de-stress your emotions

THE SECRET TO DE-STRESSING YOUR EMOTIONS IS
TO {REALLY} FORGIVE SOMEONE…

although it may be tempting to rehash the details of how someone really hurt you, letting go of  negative feelings really does lower stress.


“When our minds keep rehearsing troubling interactions, the body’s calming system becomes impaired,” says Charlotte vanOyen Witvliet, a psychologist at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. A cursory or non-felt hug won’t do, though. You have to sincerely replace your anger toward the wrongdoer with a real attempt to understand the reasons behind their actions. “Forgiveness helps you see more of the truth, not less. When we are upset, our vision is limited in scope,” says Witvliet.

{Source: Allure / Pic: Harpers Bazaar}

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