The negativity bias, also known as the negativity effect, is the notion that, even when of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature have a greater effect on one’s psychological state and processes than neutral or positive things. Wikipedia
I haven’t written for awhile as it has been a busy and anxious time awaiting the arrival of grandchild number 2. Baby Jackson arrived fit, healthy and beautiful without any problems. That’s so good, but in this period and years before I don’ think I have had one positive thought. That is a gross exaggeration but I do have a very strong negativity bias and quite frankly it is getting me down. In everything I do, see, think about it is always with a negative thought, even being positive has a negative tinge to it. I have been re- racking my brains as to why I am like this. I don’t think anyone else in my family are like this. No one can be like this. I feel down all the time, sad, and every time I open my mouth a negative comment comes out. I have been tapping on releasing negative emotions but haven’t been into it so blocking myself and relieve.
Back to research and there are some very good positive articles out there which have quite lifted my mood. They will explain why we are so negative but at the end of the day it is only yourself that can stop it.
Very Well Mind – Why we are hardwired for Negativity. Brilliant I am grateful for the explanation how negativity can be developed from a very early age as well as all the other explanations.
When Negative Thoughts Keep you Down – Tiny Buddha. This article has put a whole new perspective of how we can become addicted to our negativity.
This last article I am sharing today brightened my day. It shows there is a positive twist to negativity. I am going to re read this over again. Great.
There is more research to do but we must remember it is only ourselves who can help ourselves. (Is that positive or negative? I think negative.
Have a good read