Do you ever wonder why people choose to be Negative?
In today’s video Dr. Loretta Breuning goes in depth about it and the answer will shock you! Did you know that being negative actually stimulates the same brain chemicals that make us HAPPY?
Yup! “Happy” chemicals like: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin get released when we get in a negative habit.
Now, we aren’t saying that having a negative mindset is healthy (obviously) but it is important we understand what these chemicals are and how they can positively or negatively impact our life. Once we understand this, then we will be able to re-wire ourselves to release HAPPY chemicals through POSITIVE habits.
3 Reasons we go Negative:
- Our brain is designed to protect us: We create neural pathways to alert us when things have hurt us before.
- It helps us socially bond: We are creatures of connection and when our pain has brought us attention or connection in the past, negativity becomes a behavior we believe brings us closer to others.
- It makes us feel smart: There is a sense of significance we feel when we “know what’s right” and others don’t see what we see.
Make sure you watch today’s lesson to see how these chemicals affect our habits and please let us know what you’ve learned in the comments below!
Negativity is natural, but positivity is possible!