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Mood Boosters: Put Yourself in a Happy Mood

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Any attempt to escape the negative, only backfires

Everything worthwhile in life is won through overcoming the associated negative experience.ย The avoidance of suffering is a form of suffering. ๐Ÿง

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Not giving a f*ck is so key

When you care less about something, you do better at it.ย It's also your chance to avoid engaging in negative feelings towards the emotions you experience. ๐Ÿค

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The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience

And, paradoxically, the acceptance of oneโ€™s negative experience is itself a positive experience.ย ๐Ÿคฏ

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The Feedback Loop from Hell - Feeling bad about feeling bad ๐Ÿ”„

Being worried about doing the right thing all the time that you become worried about how much youโ€™re worrying. Or feeling so guilty for every mistake you make that you begin to feel guilty about how guilty youโ€™re feeling.

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  1. The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically the acceptance of oneโ€™s negative experience is itself a positive experience.ย 
  2. When you care less about something, you do better at it.ย 
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Negative bias

Negative bias

As a species we have an in-built โ€˜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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