Feeling sad isn’t bad

May 15, 2023

The unexpected power of sadness…

feeling sad
It may not be as bad as we think after all.

We all have been sad but did you know that studies have shown that,
contrary to being a ‘useless’ emotion,
sadness is beneficial to us in ways that actually enhance our well-being.
Joseph Paul Forgas, Ph.D., has discovered that when we are sad,
we can remember details more accurately, have better judgment,
and have more motivation than when we are happy.
This seems to be due in part to sadness functioning as a signal that something is not right,
making us more attentive to detail, more alert to social cues, and/or more motivated to make changes.

It’s okay to feel sad: betterhealth.vic.gov.au… “being sad doesn’t mean you are not coping with a situation. Rather, it helps you come to terms with that situation and move on. It is an important emotion that can help you adapt, accept, focus, persevere and grow.” even negative emotions can help you improve…

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