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Why is it so important to look after our emotional wellbeing?

Emotions, we all experience them, but it can be hard to pin down exactly what they are. A standard dictionary definition of emotion is “a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood or relationships with others.” The Latin root of the word is ‘ex’ meaning ‘out’ and ‘movere’ ‘to move’. Perhaps this can help us to understand how we experience our emotions, in that they ‘move us out’ of a calm, peaceful state into a stronger and not always desirable feeling state, such as fear or sadness.

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