How to Scientifically Conquer Negativity
*UPDATED* – Guided “Fear be Gone” meditation included.
A negative bias is a term used by psychologists (as Dr. Rick Hanson, in his book Hardwiring Happiness) to describe our human tendency to concentrate on the negative and neglect or minimize the positive.
According to Harris, back in the day, when our predecessors’ mere goal was reproduction and survival, every abrupt noise was perceived as danger triggering the fight or flight impulse.
Evolutionary, it was a safety measure to remain ‘negative’ that the unknown sound is a tiger and we better run rather than remain “positive” that it is not.
In today’s terms: imagine you are having an exceptionally marvelous week!
You feel good about yourself, find time to exercise, eat nourishing food, get enough sleep, feel productive at work and even get a promotion.
Yet, just to contrast those peak moments, ONE day, for example, you don’t hear your alarm, get up late, spill coffee on your…
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