Just after Sunrise, . . .
Choose No Negativity

Just after sunrise on a beautiful Friday morning in June of 2007 the idea for the No Negativity symbol was born. An epiphany of sorts...the realization that the human race was addicted to negative thoughts and negative thinking. Psychologists call this our "negative bias". For adaptive reasons, we humans have an inborn tendency to register negative thoughts, feelings and experiences more deeply than positive ones. Simply put, we are hardwired for negativity.

According to medical experts, we have an average of 60,000 thoughts a day - about one thought per second during every waking hour. And of those 60,000 thoughts, 95 percent are the same thoughts we had yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that. What's worse is that for the average person, the vast majority of those habitual thoughts are negative.

Not surprisingly, when your mind is swarming with these automatic negative thoughts, it has profound physiological effect. Researchers at the National Institute of Health, among others, have found that having negative thoughts can stimulate the areas of the brain involved in depression and anxiety.

But here's an important fact: Our thoughts aren't always true. 1

The good news is that your thoughts are yours, all of them.  Take control of your thoughts by being aware of your thoughts, you get to choose what you think and how you feel.  Your world will become better as you learn to identify, minimize and eliminate negative thoughts and negative thinking. Your thoughts are your reality!

The No Negativity symbol serves as reminder that we can all make a difference in the world we share by reprogramming our brains to a "positive bias" =)

Thanks for making the world better by trying to make your world better. Break the addiction to Negativity...one good thought at a time...you can do it!

1 ~ Some of the information contianed herein was obtained from Ladies Home Journal Spring - Inner Life Section, May 2008


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