While not all of us find it easy to open up and express our emotions, those who do may have an advantage over the rest of us.
According to Happify, a website and app that provides science-based activities to help us lead happier, healthier lives, being vulnerable and voicing your feelings can actually improve your life, from your relationships to your careers.
For instance, Happify shows that "people who talk about positive events with others and celebrate them enjoy greater well-being as a result,' and that "eye contact is a critical way of connecting with other people."
Keep in mind that if expressing your emotions isn't easy for you, there are things you can do to work at it. Happify's latest infographic breaks down ways to can practice being more vulnerable, like avoiding comparisons and welcoming more laughter into our lives.
Check out the full infographic below:
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