Have you ever had difficulty staying optimistic when a lot of negative things are happening around you?
One of my patients was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness and was told that she has only five years to live. She was so frustrated, upset, and angry. When I asked her if she could shift her thinking from negative to positive, she had a hard time changing her mindset. Why is this so? Brain and Neuroplasticity Since our brain is wired to protect us from danger, our mind becomes very receptive to negative thoughts. Fortunately, with constant practice and conditioning, we can break free from this cycle of negativity by changing the wirings of our brain. This characteristic of the brain is called “Neuroplasticity” which refers to our brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Learning something new allows our brain to create connections between our neurons so we can adapt to new circumstances. Would you like to learn a powerful technique that could help you rewire your brain for positivity?
Then watch this video:
In this weekly special, I shared a technique to help you train your brain to see the blessing in every situation. Here, you’ll learn how substituting your negative thoughts with thoughts of gratitude can help you stay positive amidst the challenges. No matter how painful, tragic, and hopeless your situation might seem to be, there is always a silver lining to it. It’s always up to you to choose whether you would complain about your situation or be grateful for the things you’ve been blessed with at the moment.
Whenever you are facing a difficult situation and you are tempted to think negatively, ask yourself these questions: “Are these thoughts helping me or hurting me?” “Could this situation be worse than it is? What can I be grateful for about my current situation?” Doing this practice will help you create a new train of thought in your mind and rewire your brain for positivity and happiness.
Try this exercise and let me know about your experience. If you find it helpful, share it with people you care about.
By sharing, you will participate in the mission of promoting joy and happiness.
Remember, life itself is a gift. Each day is already a miracle on its own. So learn to appreciate all your blessings and do your best with what you’ve been given. Never lose hope and keep improving even just one percent each day.
P.S: This technique is one of the several that are part of our 7-day gratitude challenge. These techniques can boost your positivity manyfold. Would you like to get a huge return on your investment of 5 minutes a day in the form of joy and contentment? Then take this 7-day Gratitude Challenge: http://bit.ly/7dayGC2020