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All we try while being in a bad state is to find some source of joy but for once being sad could help. A recent study suggested that accepting negative feelings can make one feel better instead of resisting them.
Iris Mauss, an associate professor from University of California, Berkeley, US said "We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which adds up to better psychological health."
Testing the behaviour of more than 1,300 adults, researchers found a link between emotional acceptance and psychological health. The results showed that the people who resist acknowledging their darkest emotions are found more psychologically stressed.
The ones who embrace their desolate emotions including sadness, disappointment and resentment and let them take time to fade away are more immune to mood-disorder symptoms.
Brett Ford, assistant professor at University of Toronto, Canada said, "It turns out that how we approach our own negative emotional reactions is really important for our overall wellbeing."
Ford further added, "People who accept these emotions without judging or trying to change them are able to cope with their stress more successfully."
Researchers who conducted the study in age, gender, socioeconomic status and other demographic variables concluded that it's how people deal with their emotion determine their stress levels.