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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 – no matter how small (i.e. sending the email you’ve been putting off) – you take 12 to 15 seconds to stop and appreciate the good feelings it prompts. This is how long it takes for the experience to be stored in our long-term memory. Even without saying anything, this allows us to build more positive neural pathways in the brain.


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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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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-f...


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The biggest problem in life isn`t the problem itself, but how people act upon it.

Can positive affirmations/mantras really put us in a happy mood?

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  2. Kill your ANTs(Automatic Negative Thoughts). Manage your negative self-talk.


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