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Be on the Lookout for the Positive

June 8th, 2015 · No Comments

I invite you to try a new practice each week. To enjoy life more, you can decrease the negative or increase the positive. Unfortunately for those of us with chronic pain, we sometimes can’t lower that negative experience. So these practices will be designed to increase the positive!

Our brains are programmed to look for danger and negative things more so than positive ones. So we need to counter that natural negative bias by purposely focusing on the positive.

Your Invitation: Purposely be on the look out for positive things. Notice a flower on your walk to work. Say an enthusiastic thank you to the person in front of you who holds the door for you. Hug your child for setting the dinner table. This week, see how many times a day you can whisper to yourself, “Wow, that’s really great!”.

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