What Is Emotional Acceptance?

  • Often when you have an uncomfortable feeling, such as sadness, fear, or shame, your first reaction is to reject that feeling
  • When you reject your emotions, you may make things worse
  • Emotions serve a variety of purposes, including providing helpful information about the world
  • Getting rid of or pushing away emotions is not the best idea
  • Accepting means that you practice allowing your emotions to be what they are without judging them or trying to change them

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