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How You Deal With Your Emotions Can Influence Your Anxiety

Researchers at the University of Illinois found that the people who regularly re-framed what was happening to them to view their situation in a better light reported less severe anxiety than those who suppressed their emotions in trying situations. This strategy is called reappraisal, and study participants who practiced the tactic were more likely to view tough situations as challenges rather than problems, and reported less overall anxiety compared with the participants who tried to ignore their emotions instead. The study results suggest that although being adaptive can come more easily to some than others, many of the strategies for regulating emotions during crises can be learned.

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