Katie

Like many people, I should spend less time dwelling on the negative things that pop up during my day (so that they don’t take over the whole day.) I recently watched a Ted Talk about how, scientifically, it is harder to get back to your baseline of neutral emotions after something negative has impacted you than if something positive happens to you. Aka it takes a little more effort to drop those negative thoughts (and its easy to forget the positive ones.) Alternatively, I watched a differe...

Like many people, I should spend less time dwelling on the negative things that pop up during my day (so that they don’t take over the whole day.) I recently watched a Ted Talk about how, scientifically, it is harder to get back to your baseline of neutral emotions after something negative has impacted you than if something positive happens to you. Aka it takes a little more effort to drop those negative thoughts (and its easy to forget the positive ones.) Alternatively, I watched a different Ted Talk that mentioned how it’s important to listen and react within the first five seconds when you have a thought or idea about an action that you want to take in the future. Otherwise, there’s a high chance that you’ll never act on it. I’d like to spend more energy following through with those impulses as they come to mind, whether it’s getting out of bed the first time my alarm goes off or following through on an activity or goal.

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1 year ago