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Overcoming Negativity Bias

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Hannah Castillo
Mental Health Counselor
Have ever noticed that it seems like negative thoughts just linger? Research in neuroscience has shown that the brain tends to react more strongly to negative stimuli. This is called negativity bias. Once you learn what the negativity bias is and understand how it may affect your daily life, you can begin to take steps to overcome this and focus more on the positives you experience.
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4 reflections
Very interesting: move to positivity bias
I learned that we need to focus on gratitude each and hopefully change our daily thinking to remove us from the negativity bias
Balancing Emotions
I learned that even though I had lots of challenges throughout my day. I faced them and moved gracefully through prayer and breathe work. I also reminded myself how far I’ve come and how blessed I am to be here today.
This is normal
I learned that negativity bias had a purpose and is part of a vigilant self protection system rather than something I’m just not trying hard enough to change.
How True
The negativity bias is so ingrained in me. Well it’s my default mindset. I need to sustain being aware of this bias and put in check and context. Be mindful.