positive thinking can affect our work, health and life. In this paper, James Clear uses behavioral science to study how people develop habits and improve their health.
we often hear people suggest "positive thinking", and most of us know that positive thinking is more powerful than negative thinking. But the term "positive thinking" always makes people feel a little empty". We are always more sensitive to other words, such as "hard work" and "perseverance".
but we have to understand what is "positive thinking".
positive thinking can affect our work, health and life. Many researchers are studying and exploring this way of thinking, such as BarbarFredrickson.
Fredrickson is a psychology study from the University of North Carolina, she published a paper that positive thinking can make us happier, also can let us learn new skills. This paper has been cited by many researchers, and can be used to guide our daily life.
let’s take a look at Fredrickson’s research and discuss what this paper means to us.
how negative thoughts affect your brain
in order to understand the role of positive thinking, we must first understand the impact of negative thoughts on us.
if you are walking in the woods, suddenly a tiger in front of you. When this happens, your brain will immediately produce a negative emotion – in the case of the tiger, is afraid.
researchers have long found that negative emotions can lead to specific actions. For example, when you see a tiger, you turn around and run away. Everything else in the world is not important anymore. Your energy on the tiger body, and it brings a sense of fear, and how to escape the jaws of death.
in other words, negative emotions can limit your thinking and allow you to focus entirely on factors that cause negative emotions. When you see the tiger, in fact there are many other options, such as climbing trees, or picked up a stick to defend itself, but your brain automatically blocked these choices, because in front of you is a tiger, you fear the culmination of, can only think of escape.
of course, when trying to save their lives, this instinct is very practical, after all, not everyone can be like Wu Song. But in contemporary society, the probability of encountering a tiger on the road is almost zero. But when our brain is in trouble, we will still have a negative emotion, let you choose to escape, and let you ignore others