How Negative Thinking Affects your Brain

It has been told time and time again that it is important to think positive thoughts for a positive outcome. But this statement is entirely true. The energy you put into something is the energy you get out of something. However, thinking negatively may not only give you negative outcomes in situations, but can affect your life on a day-to-day basis.

But don’t worry that you think negatively; matter in fact it is human nature to think that way. According to Rick Hanson, Ph.D. a neuropsychologist, humans are evolutionarily wired with a negativity bias. We focus on the bad and get rid of the good. This was a way for our ancestors to avoid threats and find rewards. If our ancestor woke up the next morning and successfully avoided a threat the day before, they would have the opportunity to collect a reward. This is how the human brain evolved to focus on threats.

All of this translates to our modern lives. Because we are not in life threatening situations everyday or in survival mode, we find stressors throughout our common lives. Our brains produce more neural activity from negative stimuli than positive stimuli. This also means that we remember negative situations more than we do positive ones. It is important that we constantly think about the positive situation and give ourselves credit so we produce more positive stimuli.

The more stressed out we are, the more cortisol our brains produce. This breaks down the hippocampus (the memory forming part of the brain) and over time can lead to a harder time to producing positive memories. This proves that our brains are literally shaped by our thoughts. “According to Hanson, the synapses in our brains that fire frequently become more sensitive. Our experiences and thoughts can lead to the growth of new synapses and even change our genes, altering the very structure of our brain. Or, as Hanson writes, ‘the brain takes its shape from what the mind rests upon.’”

So all of this might seem overwhelming, especially if you are a negative thinker to begin with. But it is proven that it is possible to change our thought patterns and create a better life for you. Holistic Sound Healing is a great way to do this. By releasing some of those negative emotions and thought patterns, you can finally start to find happiness and possibly even change the way you think! Negative thinking may be caused by fear or lack of confidence. You may have a fear of not having enough money or too much money. You may have fears that were created when you were a child or from recent situations. Sound healing can pin point what exactly is causing the negative emotions and can clear these emotions so you can create a better future.

 

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