Increase your self-esteem by understanding the defense mechanism sublimation

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Increase your self-esteem by understanding the defense mechanism sublimation:

Sublimation channels unacceptable impulses, thoughts and emotions into more acceptable ones. For instance, when a person has unwanted sexual impulses, he/she may instead focus on strenuous exercise or dance, helping to channel the energy that otherwise might be used to cause more anxiety, as in the movie American Beauty.

Sublimation can also be used in humour and fantasy. 
Humour can channel unacceptable impulses into a story or joke which reduces the intensity of a situation and cushions between the person and the impulses. 

Fantasy can channel unacceptable or unattainable wishes into imagination. For example, visualizing the ultimate goals often helps when one experiences temporary setbacks in achievements, whether in sport or career etc. 

Hence, humour and fantasy can help us look at situations in a different light, or help us to focus on new aspects of the situation.

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Increase your self-esteem by understanding the defense mechanism sublimation
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