How do I overcome all the negative thoughts in my mind?
All humans have a tendency to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones.
Take yourself as an example. Last night, before you went to bed, were you thinking of all the things you crossed off your to do list, or the one thing you missed? Were you thinking of all the courteous drivers on the road, or the one guy who cut you off?
This negativity bias is an evolutionary adaptation that helps us avoid danger and react quickly in a crisis. However, when we consistently focus on our challenges and fears, rather than our hopes and blessings, it has disastrous consequences on our health and well-being.
For examples, negative thinking is correlated with a weaker immune system, impaired nutrient absorption, hormonal imbalances, a disrupted nervous system, increased irritability, and higher levels of depression.
So what can you do about this? In this video, I give you a concrete process, proven effective through various studies in positive psychology, that helps you train your brain to focus on the good.
Once you go through this activity, let me know your experience in the comments below!