How negative thoughts and complaining affect your brain

How negative thoughts and complaining affect your brain

“Every time we have a thought we make a chemical. If we have good, elevated thoughts or happy thoughts we make chemicals that make us feel good or happy. And if we have negative thoughts or bad thoughts or insecure thoughts we make chemicals that make us feel exactly the way we are thinking. So every chemical that is released in the brain is literally a message that feeds the physical body. Now the body begins to feel the way we are thinking.” –Joe Dispenza

All it takes is one look at any consumer review site to notice that people are much more likely to notice a bad experience than a good one. Often after having a negative experience at a restaurant, or with a customer service representative at a business, a person is more apt to get online and write a terrible review.

Whereas, a pleasant experience is talked about much less frequently. And even in our personal lives, most people while having a thousand things going ‘well’ for them, will still talk about the one or two things not going their way when talking with a friend or close confidant.

It seems that our brains are still very much trained to focus on what is going ‘wrong’ in our lives rather than focusing on the proof that things are going ‘right.’

But why is this? And what effect will all this complaining have on our bodies and brains over time? Is it possible to re-wire our brains to begin to actually focus on the good in our lives rather than the bad?

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Peter Martin

Peter Martin