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Negative and Positive Thinking

Practice mindfulness. Ruminating on past problems or future difficulties drains mental resources and steals attention from current pleasures. Let go of things you can’t control and focus on the here-and-now. Consider taking a course in insight meditation.
- JANE E. BRODY, Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones, NYT, APRIL 3, 2017


All humans have a tendency... to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary adaptation that helps us avoid danger and react quickly in a crisis.

But constant negativity can also get in the way of happiness, add to our stress and worry level and ultimately damage our health. ...
All humans have a tendency to be a bit more like Eeyore than Tigger, to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary adaptation that helps us avoid danger and react quickly in a crisis.

But constant negativity can also get in the way of happiness, add to our stress and worry level and ultimately damage our health. ...
Acceptance is the basic premise of mindfulness meditation, a practice that helps reduce stress and reactivity. ...
After you’ve accepted a negative thought, force yourself to challenge it. ...
... you might want to talk with a professional about the root cause of your negative thinking patterns and discuss medications that can be helpful.
- LESLEY ALDERMAN, The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking, NYT, JAN. 3, 2017




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