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Health Information For Teens
As we grow up, we get better at knowing what we are feeling and why. Knowing our feelings help us know what we want and make choices. It helps us relate to other people. Even difficult feelings (like anger or sadness) help us know ourselves.
Paying attention to feelings is a skill that anyone can practice. Here are some things to try:
The more you are aware of your emotions, the more they help you know yourself and understand the people around you. Noticing and talking about feelings is a healthy way to express them. It keeps difficult feelings from building up.
Choosing your mood means being in control of it instead of feeling like it’s controlling you. Here are tips on how to create the right mood to help you succeed at what you’re trying to do.
People who do a good job of managing emotions know that it’s healthy to express their feelings, but that it matters how they express them. Get tips in this article for teens.
Emotions help us relate to other people, know what we want, and make choices. Even “negative” emotions are useful. Find out how to understand emotions and use them effectively.
Scientists are learning that positive emotions have a powerful effect on our brains and bodies, helping us feel, and act, our best. Let this article help you tap into the power of positive emotions.
Because of all the changes taking place in your life, you may feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster. Find out more about bad moods and why you have them.
Just as IQ is a way of being academically smart, emotional intelligence (EQ) is a way of being people-smart. But unlike IQ, we can work on improving our EQ. Here are some tips.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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