TOLERANCE TO NEGATIVE THINKING
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE BRAINS
The type of thoughts you think determine the chemical
environment inside your brain.
you choose to think depressing thoughts, you create the
chemistry of depression.
If you choose to think anxious thoughts,
you create the chemistry of anxiety.
If you choose to think negative thoughts,
you produce the chemistry of negativity.
If you choose to think angry thoughts, you
produce the chemistry of anger.
Research indicates there are groups of
people whose gene chemistry is associated with depression.
Studies of the human genome have found that the DNA of depressed
people may actually make some of them susceptible to depression.
It appears that not all people are created equal in their
ability to have a positive mind. Millions of people are
genetically predisposed to mood disorders. They inherited
a brain chemistry that makes them vulnerable to negative
thoughts and twisted emotions. The stresses of daily life
gradually take a toll on their mind, and they start to sink in a
sea of negative thoughts. When these individuals take a
licking, they don't keep on ticking. They get depressed,
they become overwhelmed by inertia, and their life implodes.
If you don't believe there is a chemistry
associated with depression, why do you think drug companies
spend billions of dollars developing antidepressant drugs?
Modifying the chemistry of your brain with antidepressants is
If you don't believe there is a chemistry
associated with anxiety, why do you think drug companies
developed anti-anxiety medications? At one time, valium
was one of the most prescribed medications in the western world.
Drug companies made billions of dollars selling valium helping
people alter their brain chemistry so they no longer felt
Drug companies spend billions of dollars
doing research to discover how the chemistry of your brain
works. Once they understand the chemistry, they can make
medications that alter it in a favorable manner.
POSITIVE THINKING CREATES A POSITIVE BRAIN
Medications and drugs aren't the only way to alter the
chemistry of your brain. What you think about, and what
you put into your mind also alters the chemistry of your brain
Positive thinking, positive
attitudes, and a positive operating system are embedded at some
level in the chemistry of your brain. The same is true for
negative thinking, a negative operating system, and depression.
You can modify the chemistry of your brain
using medication or illicit drugs. You can also modify it
using cognitive therapy. Cognitive therapy works because
it changes the way you think, and when you change the way you
think, you change the chemistry of your brain at some level.
The good news is there are now many
medications for mood disorders that can restore your brain
chemistry to a more positive state, and your sense of well-being
returns. The medications are not all the same, so if one
type of medicine doesn't help, there is a good chance a
different one might do the job.
Each family of drugs for mood disorders
operates by a different mechanism. Doctors can't predict
which medication will have the most powerful effect in
alleviating the negative and distorted thoughts associated with
mood disorders. Some medications require several weeks to
have their maximum effect. Pills aren't magic, but they
are powerful if you give them time to work.
Not everyone with a mood disorder needs to
take medication to restore a positive outlook. Medical
research has shown that some mood disorders can be treated
effectively using only cognitive therapy (counseling) without
medication. This type of therapy teaches you how to
recognize and eliminate the twisted and distorted thoughts
typically found in mood disorders.
When you struggle with negative thoughts
and distorted emotions, you now have multiple treatment options
offering real hope. Depending on the type and severity of
your problem, you can use medical therapy or cognitive therapy
to start feeling better. You may even use them in
combination to restore the normal chemical balance inside your
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How do you create a
consistently positive mind?
It's actually quite simple. You simply maintain a persistently
A positive mind is not an
accident. It's something you do on purpose. A persistently positive
focus creates a consistently positive mind.
It's easy to be positive for a nanosecond, but being positive for days
and weeks is hard. That's where persistence comes in. You have to
relentlessly keep at it if you want to make it happen.
The only way to have a consistently positive mind is to live with
intention. You have do it on purpose. That means you create and
execute a program that bombards your mind with positive things all day
What do you put in your program?
You have at least sixteen waking hours each day in which you need to
fill your mind with positive things. Any combination of these eight
things can maintain a persistently positive focus. Being consistently
positive is an attainable goal, but it's not going to happen by
accident. You will have to do it on purpose.
If you really want to be positive, nobody can stop you.
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The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into
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Give your mind a push in a positive direction today. Cruise your way
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