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Positive affirmations

Affirmations challenge our negative self-talk and negative self-image. Positive thoughts have also been shown to help us respond better to stressful situations by regulating the stress hormone cortisol. Basically, the more positive our outlook, the less likely our brains are to go into fight-or-flight mode when we encounter a stressful situation. Which means we have to talk ourselves up.

But it’s not as easy as looking in the mirror and chanting a mantra; if you don’t really believe what you’re saying, the whole process can do more harm than good.

Affirmations need to be realistic, otherwise, your brain rushes in to try and disprove them.

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Negative bias

Negative bias

As a species we have an in-built ‘negativity bias': a propensity to remember, cling to, and learn from negative experiences more readily than positive ones, according to neurology research.

It made sense that our earliest ancestors should be risk averse, but nowadays t...

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Five affirmations to try for a happy mood

  • I can only go forwards, I can never go back
  • I can learn from this and it’ll be easier next time
  • I recognize that I feel down, and know that this will pass
  • Today is the first day of the rest of my life and I will take notice of the many p...

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Changing brain structure

Changing brain structure

This is likely because our thoughts change our brain structure – the more positive thoughts we have, the more positive neural pathways we build in the brain, making it easier to think positively in the future.

So build a practice whereby every time you have a good experience

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