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All feelings are imperfect signals about met/unmet needs.

If you feel anxious or depressed, you are not crazy, not a broken machine, you are just a human being with unmet needs.

Pain, fear, depression, frustration, anger, disappointment, grief.. they are all helpful and necessary signals

The way is to collaborate with emotions and use them as clues, constructive criticism to improve our lives. It is a habit and we need consistent practice to gain this habit.

There’s a simple and effective way to reduce anxiety and feel better

  1. sleep, exercise, water, and healthy food

  2. speaking to friends & family, writing, meditation, mindfulness, gratitude

How to help to an anxious person ?

Don’t deliver an ultimatum

anger could be masked anxiety

Be compassionate

Don’t view them as being stubborn

Avoid diagnostic labels

This could be why you’re depressed or anxious - Johann Hari

January 1, 2020