Emotional Sobriety Might Be The Self-Growth Tool You’re Missing In Your Life

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By Mara Santilli

Original Source: news.yahoo.com

A quick scroll through self-help Instagram and you’re bound to see several posts touting the importance of being in touch with your emotions and allowing yourself to marinate in them.

This kind of pro-feelings inspo is heartening, but it’s possible there’s been a bit of an overfocus on this front. “It’s important to honor your feelings,” says Kelley Kitley, LCSW, author of My Self: An Autobiography of Survival. “But if you keep replaying those thoughts, you may stay in an anxious state.”

Perhaps you’ve experienced this yourself: being drawn to ruminate on and analyze emotions, particularly negative ones. It’s totally…click here to continue reading

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