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All Negativity is not bad as research shows people:
From negative events and experiences than positives ones.
For good reason, if something harmed us in ...
Though issue arises when the mind only sees the negative.
The term for this is called Negativity Bias, Negative experiences have a greater effect on us than positives experiences. This means we give more importance to the negative.
Meaning we have a tendency to high...
Whenever you have a thought, an electrical charge is triggered, the two synapses grow together, rewiring the brain's circuitry making it easier for the thought to trigger.
This strengthens the brain to think of that thought again. That's not great for those who have been constantly...
Encouraging negative thoughts leads to subsequent stress, which produces a hormone called cortisol.
Cortisol has the effect of shutting down the prefrontal cortex in our brains which is in charge of feelings such as:
This is great if you are in real danger but being constantly in the fight or flight responses isn't what our bodies are designed to do.
Constant triggering the fight or flight response leads to:
Studies show that depression is a result of habitual negative thinking.
This is important as people who have major depression are:
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