How to manage your emotions
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Emotional regulation, however, is not the same as perpetual happiness. Some people fall into patterns of substance abuse for the purpose of emotional regulation, while others suppress emotion to the detriment of their physical health. Seeking "happiness" itself has also been shown to lead to a paradoxical decrease in happiness, because it creates opportunities for many unmet expectations. For more insight into the benefits of honest reflection and regulation of one's emotions, read these articles from the University of California, Berkeley—What You Think About Your Emotions Matters and How to Regulate Your Emotions Without Suppressing Them.
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