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Experiencing negative emotions is not a problem, in and of itself.
People with higher levels of dispositional negativity often are quick to attend to negative stimuli in their environment and interpret things in a pessimistic style.
Bodily needs for happiness, research shows aren't much:
These are the 4 pillars on which our mind rests happily. Optimizing our bodily health to the best of our ability should be a priority for anybody who wants to inhabit a more pleasant emotional climate.
... has always been viewing of the subject or object in isolation. In most fields of study, things are treated as separate from each other. Objects are dissected and analysed by breaking them down to atomic levels. For Example, the mind is treated as separate from the body.
This ‘Divide and Rule’ is visible in the research of emotional valence, where positive experiences are pitted against the negative experiences, with an inherent bias.
We have the tendency to give more weight in our minds to things that go wrong than to things that go right—so much so that just one negative event can hijack our minds in ways that can be detrimental to our work, relationships, health, and happiness.
There seems to be negativity all around us, no matter where we go. Stress is part of our interaction with family, friends, coworkers or the world at large. Mainstream media and social networks aren’t helping either.
Negativity in large doses, a staple diet of the metro cities, has many toxic effects like a decrease in motivation and performance, along with violent and dysfunctional thought patterns. Long term negative thoughts are associated with cognitive decline and other mental issues.
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