Negativity can affect not only your life but also your brain. And if you complain every day this is what can happen to you.
It is known that negativityit can affect our day to day. Complaining about anything is usually something that many people take out of habit. We often complain about small things without knowing that it can affect not only our daily lives, but also the neural connections, and thus, our brain.
We all complain about something from time to time. At some point you will find yourself grumbling about the traffic, or the wait at the supermarket, or the heat, or the cold. The point is that complaining too often can impact our brain,according to experts.
No one says that you suddenly stop complaining completely and become a preacher of positivity. In fact, complaining isnormal, and many times it empowers us and makes us achieve what we want. But we can try to begin to understand why we are complaining and what we are complaining about. Let’s not forget that negativity breeds more negativity. And that’s exactly what the experts want us to understand.
The brain that changes itself
The neuroplasticityit is the ability of the brain to mold itself. That is to say, based on our experiences, our thoughts and actions, the brain will be molded accordingly. It’s simple: the more positive we are, the more positivity we will bring into our lives. The more negative we are, the greater the negative thoughts.
When I say this to a person in my environment that I prefer not to name, he takes it as a joke. And it is not by chance. Many people think that being positive in life is something that is “fashionable” or that it has to do with the stars and the call to the Universe. But now we see that science claims that it is a fact. We mold our brains with simple thoughts.
Neuroplasticity works under the same conditions as physical exercise for the body. A single aerobic dance class won’t make much of a difference. However, the same practices done over time will gradually have perceptible and lasting effects. The same is true of the brain.
It is not possible to be carefree and happy all the time. But it’s worth a try, right?
Complaints affect your brain and your general health
Your brain recreates your thoughts over and over again. For example, every time we think something or have a feeling, thousands of neurons fire and they all come together to form a neural network. The brain learns to trigger the same neurons with repetitive thinking.
According to the neuropsychologist Donald Hebb, our thought patterns connect our brains to react positively or negatively to situations that come our way. this could preventdepression medium and long term.
Therefore, if you keep your mind focused on criticism, worry, and bad things that happen in your life, it will be easier for your mind to raise those same thoughts for similar situations. In other words, the complaint negatively conditions the brain and deteriorates or eliminates neuronal connections, making it increasingly difficult to find the solution to what worries us.
Your overall health can be seen affectedwhen your brain often repeats negative thoughts. Your body can manifest the negativity of your mind through these symptoms and conditions:
- Increased risk of stroke
- Increase the chances of Cancer
- Anxiety chronicle
- Immune system weakened
- Aches and pains in general
How to think positive
When I feel discouraged about something my mother always tells me “Determine with your words what you want to happen.” Without being a neuropsychiatrist, my wise mother tries to teach me to command my brain to close the door to negativity.
Some tips practical that you can apply in your daily life:
Recognize your negative thoughts: The first step in avoiding negativity is recognize that is taking over our minds. When you feel that you begin to see the glass “half empty”, simply sweep away those thoughts and conjure up pleasant sensations and clean thoughts. It is an exercise that costs at first, but I can attest that the brain gets used to it. I usually think of the phrase “that is not going to happen” and I accompany my thoughts with some visualization of something that I do want to happen.
Be grateful: Being grateful for everything, no matter how small, makes us be positive people and see the good things in life. Thus, our brain will get used to recognizing the positive in every situation.
Help your brain:If we create a pattern of positive thoughts, we will help the brain to continue recreating them. Remember that the more negative things we bring to mind, the more the brain will insist on repeating them. Therefore, exercise should be daily: think of beautiful things, perform actions that gratify us and bring good memories to mind. (If that doesn’t happen, go back to tip number one)
Facing life with a positive attitude is something that will bring us multiple Benefitsto the body, to the soul, and especially, to our brain. When negativity starts to win the game, don’t forget that there are many people who love you and can help you, and that you have a lot for which you should feel grateful.
Be positive! And all good things will come to you