Why Naming Our Feelings Makes Us Happier

Related to my last post about positive emotions that have no direct english translation, I came across an article, “The Science Behind Why Naming Our Feelings Makes Us Happier“.

When you put feelings into words, you’re activating this prefrontal region and seeing a reduced response in the amygdala. In the same way you hit the brake when you’re driving when you see a yellow light — when you put feelings into words you seem to be hitting the brakes on your emotional responses. As a result, a person may feel less angry or less sad.

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