Negativity has serious consequences for your mental, emotional and physical health. Let us remember that neurons that fire together, wire together. Each time you complain or have a negative thought, you are firing and wiring neuropathways that bring you down and make you feel even worse.
You may think that venting your negative thoughts is going to make you feel better. Wrong! Neuroscience shows that it reinforces our own negativity and can bring down those who are around you when you vent.
“Venting may make you feel different in the moment, but the change in emotional state doesn’t necessarily feel better; it may just feel less bad,” says Jeffrey Lohr, psychology professor at the University of Arkansas.
“People don’t break wind in elevators more than they have to,” says Lohr. “Venting anger is an emotional expression. It’s similar to emotional farting in a closed area. It sounds like a good idea, but it’s dead wrong.” (Why Venting About Work Frustrations Actually Makes You Angrier)
Every time you vent, an electrical charge is triggered in your brain causing the synapses to grow closer together in order to decrease the distance the electrical charge has to cross. Your brain is rewiring its own circuitry, physically changing itself. This rewiring makes it easier and more likely that the synapses will share the chemical link and thus spark together which makes it easier for the thought to trigger.
It’s just like going to the gym to lift weights. The repetition of lifting weights builds stronger muscles. The repetition of negativity builds up your negativity muscles.
If negativity is your usual way of being, you’ve become addicted to negativity.
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Mental, emotional and physical health
Let me repeat – negativity has serious consequences for your mental, emotional and physical health.
Mentally, negativity dulls your thinking, making it harder for you to learn and to remember and making it easier for you to forget.
Emotionally, negativity brings your mood down, leading to depression, anger, stress, anxiety and potentially other psychological issues.
Physically, when your brain is firing off these synapses of negativity, you’re weakening your immune system; you’re raising your blood pressure, increasing your risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. You also lower your immunity, decrease your bone density and set yourself up for a plethora of other ailments. When you think negative thoughts, your body tightens increasing physical pain.
You can change
You can change your thoughts and your way of being. Negativity is an addictive habit that prevents you from fully experiencing the beauty, joy, love and happiness in your life. And, it destroys your health. The Greatest Expression of You process is all about firing and wiring new neuropathways and breaking the addictive negativity cycle.
Instead of focusing on the bad in everything, what if you focused on finding the good in everything?
The next time you have a negative thought or want to vent your negative thought, ask yourself, “Am I being my Best Self right now?”
Daily use of the steps of the Greatest Expression of You process gives you the structure to create a life of positivity.
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