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Savoring Good Things

Generally speaking, we tend to pay attention to negative things—be they negative remarks from a coworker, negative news in the media, or negative comments on our social media accounts—over positive ones. This tendency is called negativity bias. The good news is that we can practice “taking in the good” to counteract this bias. By actively seeking out positive things, no matter how small, we are creating neural pathways in our brains, making it easier for us to feel more positive in the long term.

How to do it, then?

It is as simple as noticing small positive things in life: enjoying your morning coffee (or tea, for that matter), completing a small task well, spending time enjoying nature, or talking with someone you love.

While you’re experiencing these small positive moments, try to really immerse yourself in them. Let each moment fill your mind. Be fully conscious of it. This is an important step, as you’re creating new neural connections in your brain. These connections will be an important asset for you to maintain a more positive outlook from that moment on.

Lastly, repeat those two basic steps whenever you experience something good. Over time, these positive experiences will add up, and eventually, they will help lower our stress levels, making us more resilient in dealing with the slings and arrows of everyday life.

I hope this rings a bell for you and encourages you to become a little more positive TODAY. 😍

"Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth." — Mallory Hopkins

Author: Paulinus Pandiangan

Saya seorang Katolik, anak ketiga dari 3 bersaudara, ayah dari tiga anak, orang Batak, saat ini bekerja di sebuah pabrik kelapa sawit di Kalimantan Tengah. Saya dilahirkan pada 8 Januari 1983. Capricorn.

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