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Positive Thinking

Office Meditation 
January 28, 2019
Guided Visualization
February 18, 2019

Positive Thinking

Can't crossed out to read I can do it concept for self belief, positive attitude and motivation written on an old typewriter

Positive thinking has been proven to have an affect on health, happiness, and longevity. Research shows that people who cultivate negative energy have more stress and illness. It has also been demonstrated that negative people have less opportunity over the course of life than those who are positive and view themselves as less happy versus positive people. What is more important than being positive or thinking positive thoughts is avoiding negative emotions and thoughts. It has been shown that negativity can overshadow a positive mindset because the mind will choose to focus on the negativity even if there is an equal amount of negative and positive emotion. This is called Negativity Bias. Therefore, it is important to eliminate or find mechanisms for dealing with negative people and situations in your life if you want to be truly happy.

Positive experiences will have less impact on one’s mindset than an equally emotional experience that is negative. Our perception of a negative situation is seen as increasingly more negative as one gets closer to the situation as compared to positive situations. For example, an individual will become increasingly more negative about a surgery as the date becomes closer but a positive experience such as a party will not bring about as much of a positive perception. The “gradient” is higher for negativity than positivity meaning there is a dominance of negative experiences and thoughts over positive ones. This means that, if we believe that being more positive leads to more happiness, we must also try to avoid negative influences as the negativity will overpower our positive thoughts.

Negativity seems to be a magnet for our memories and thought processes. We even gravitate towards negativity when we problem solve or make decisions. Risk aversion or loss aversion is most commonly seen as what drives our decisions. We tend to focus on the potential loss versus potential gain. Knowing what we now know about the power of positivity, one can see the impact that negativity bias has on our happiness. We seem to instinctually “choose” unhappiness over happiness.

This is the reason Positive Mind Training is so important. We are wired to think negatively so we must actively, consciously train our brain to think positively. If we are told to look for red cars all day, you would realize how abundant red cars are and it would seem that everyone drives a red car. If we can do this to teach our brains to see and search out the positive things in life, we will begin to see that positive things are abundant in our life no matter what negative situations may be going on.

By using a combined method of guided visualization, meditation, and neurolinguistic programming, Positive Mind Training can re-program our brains to focus on positive things. For more information click here. (have a button which links to the 10 day Positive Mindset Package…

Positive thinking has been proven to have an affect on health, happiness, and longevity. Research shows that people who cultivate negative energy have more stress and illness. It has also been demonstrated that negative people have less opportunity over the course of life than those who are positive and view themselves as less happy versus positive people. What is more important than being positive or thinking positive thoughts is avoiding negative emotions and thoughts.

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