Coping With The Negative
You know it’s an odd thing the way our brains are wired to focus on the negative aspects of our day.
We can’t help it or can we? From a very young age it’s just the way our brains function. You ever hear the saying “bad news travels fast”? There is a very good reason for this and it’s nobody’s fault. It’s just the way we are wired.
Through hard work and practice though we can rewire the brain to focus on the positive. You’ve probably heard it a thousand times, “focus on the positive things that happened in your day”, but never really put it into practice.
It could be something as simple as a good Samaritan holding a door open for you or some total stranger smiling at you when walking by.
Now comes the work that with practice you can achieve getting rid of the negative aspects in your life. Well maybe getting rid of them is a little exaggerated but at least put them in the back of your mind.
There are some negative things that we have to focus on like the death of a loved one, getting fired from your job, losing a pet, divorce, the list goes on and on. But with practice you can deal with these misfortunes in a better way.
For those little bits of negativity that happen to all of us in the run of a day, you have to focus on something positive. It doesn’t matter if it happened today, last week, or last year. Focus on that and even though that negativity is still somewhere in your brain, it’s not so prominent in your thoughts. After a while(no time limit for this), without even trying to do it, your brain will naturally focus on something positive.
Personally, I’ve been doing this for a couple of years and have still not totally rewired my brain to totally focus on the positive but there is a major improvement. My days are not perfect, but as long as I try this practice, they tend to be better 🙂