Shift your thinking: how to handle a negative mind

We often find ourselves drawn to the negative because we’re trained to look for things that are wrong.

Our negativity bias moves our brain continually in one direction.

And the more we focus on our problems, the more we identify with them, and the more we notice what is wrong. So part of a mindfulness practice is noticing the patterns of the mind, so we can shift them to more balanced thinking.

We can strengthen our ability to see what’s right. To notice the joys in life amidst the challenges.

The less you respond to negativity, the more peace you’ll have in life.

See if you can bring this awareness into your day.

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