Dark side of our mind feeds on misery

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The dark side of our mind is nourished by misery and self-destruction, of everything we deny to ourselves, of those desires that do not become reality. Unmet needs need to generate negative emotions that feed the dark side. If we can not get rid of it, negative emotions continue to make the worst of us grow and end up convincing us that this is the true version of us or even the only one. Not feeding this dark part of our mind is the only way to control it. However,…

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Avoidance means escaping from unpleasant situations

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Avoidance may seem to be the best defense mechanism, but it is particularly dangerous, especially over time. We have all lived through situations that have caused us such malaise as to lead us to desire only to run away. We will not only talk about the prejudices that derive from this way of dealing with things, but we will also see which behaviors can replace avoidance, whose only result is to remove the possibility of exposure to a situation that is perceived as unpleasant or even painful. What is avoidance…

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Wonderful moments leave unforgettable memories

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There are memories that suddenly upset the soul ripping a smile complicit, almost mocking, but above all therapeutic. Because in times of difficulty there is nothing more beautiful than to close the door of our memory and let ourselves be overwhelmed by the happiness of yesterday, and consequently, find the strength to face the present. It is often said that memory captures marvelous moments that no photograph would ever be able to capture. Because no electronic support is able to evoke odors, give goose bumps, let us taste the taste…

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Children with high sensitivity a gift difficult to manage

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High sensitivity is a gift with which one must learn to live together; sometimes it is not easy, but life offers the eyes of these people a dimension that very few are able to capture. The life of a Highly Sensitive Child is not easy. Its integration into the school environment is usually complicated because of this sensitivity that his classmates and professors will notice immediately. He does not like surprises or changes, he prefers calm to movement, his level of maturity is so different from that of other children…

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Emotional exhaustion causes self-esteem problems

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Emotional exhaustion causes important problems of self-esteem, mainly because the person feels that he has exceeded the limit and stops remembering his successes and having confidence in his abilities. It is possible for everyone to experience stressful situations, problems, excessive personal and professional demands. and if all this is prolonged in time, we can find ourselves emotionally exhausted. Emotional exhaustion is an experience in which the person feels that he has not enough capacity to deal with his daily routine psychologically: he has accumulated such a level of fatigue that…

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Emotional insecurity is the great enemy of progress

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Living accompanied by emotional insecurity means loading a great weight. Doubting about everything and above all about ourselves is one of the great obstacles for our personal fulfillment. Living fearful, trustless and undecided is like trying to keep the balance on a loose rope on which we do acrobatics to avoid falling. It may be that this emotional insecurity has always accompanied us, that it is the result of an unhappy childhood marked by absence of a sense of protection and security. Or maybe it was built precisely for the…

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Intuitive intelligence determines our lives

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​​Intuitive Intelligence comes from Canadian sociologist Malcolm Gladwell, who started from the concept of “thin-slicing”. This sociologist argues that we can give meaning to situations based on truly ephemeral experiences. Therefore, we also have the ability to determine what is most important in a very short time, even in the blink of an eye. Intuitive Intelligence improves our decision-making ability to solve problems quickly. This is a countercurrent concept, because we have always thought that making good decisions is necessary to reflect carefully, not to hurry and to analyze the…

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The benefits of negative emotions

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Negative emotions, with their benefits, allow us to grow and become more complete people. Clyde DeSouza says that, when the mind manages to free itself from the contamination of emotions, logic and clarity emerge surprisingly. This means that we can find good in almost everything we are and that surrounds us, even in the aspects that we consider negative. We must also consider that the society in which we live classifies frustration and anxiety as decidedly negative events. Love is always positive. To a deeper reflection, however, we realize that this…

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Intuitive Intelligence improves our decision-making ability

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Intuitive Intelligence improves our decision-making ability to solve problems quickly. This is a concept that goes against the current, because we have always thought that to make good decisions it is necessary to think carefully, not be in a hurry and analyze the pros and cons of the situation. However, the truth is that in a society like ours, where there is an excess of information, having more data available is not always useful, but sometimes it can even confuse us or lead us to inertia. In fact, we all…

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Self-mastery and motivation in emotional intelligence

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Self-mastery, although it must be understood primarily as self-control, therefore as a capacity to dominate emotions, does not imply the suppression, suffocation or negation of the same. From this point of view if all emotions are allowed, not all can be expressed. In fact, if we are not responsible for our feelings, for what we experience inwardly in front of behaviors or events, we are responsible for the way in which we decide to express them. In this sense, being endowed with emotional intelligence means being able to manage one’s…

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