Overcome Your Negativity Bias (Video) – Episode 32 of Your Weekly Dose of Life-Work Balance
In this week’s video, I shared ways to become more aware about negativity bias and shift your perspective so that you can live better and happier. Watch below!
Negativity bias is very often brought up in coaching sessions with my clients, and it’s not because they don’t live the life they desire or because they’re unlucky. The reason is that we as human beings tend to pay attention to – and remember – more negative experiences than positive ones, even when those negative experiences are insignificant. Negativity bias is based on an evolutionary adaptation: we are hardwired to react more quickly to danger and threats rather than good things.
The bad thing is that having a negative approach or pessimistic outlook raises levels of stress hormones because it keeps us constantly alert to problems, and we often don’t even realize it, but our brain is always scanning the environment in the background, causing anxiety and stress.
The good news is that it is possible to retrain the brain and be more open to positivity. This is what I do with my clients all the time. Don’t think you’re destined to suffer because negativity bias is part of who you are. You can thank neuroplasticity for this, the capacity of neurons and neural networks in the brain to change and reorganize their connections in response to new habits.
Watch the video for some useful tips to retrain your brain and shift your perspective!
If you think you need help with negativity bias, you may be interested in my program REFRAME & THRIVE, focused entirely on stress, anxiety, and burnout. It’s a 6-week program that will help you:
- Learn how the stress response works, and its effects in our body and brain
- Identify the type of pressure you’re experiencing (is it stress, anxiety, or burnout?)
- Recognize your triggers
- Create your Reframe Toolkit with personalized strategies and techniques to reframe your stress response, shift your mindset, build resilience, and reclaim your energy, purpose, focus, and joy in your life – not to mention precious time for sustained success
Check the program out or schedule a complimentary Clarity Call with me to discuss more in detail and see if this is the right solution for you.
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As a Holistic Precision Life Coach and creator of the Life-Work Balance System, I empower ambitious professionals and high achievers like you to optimize themselves and unlock their full potential, fostering enhanced well-being and productivity in their lives and careers. I combine innovative methodologies (epigenetics, neuroscience, chronobiology, and positive psychology) to facilitate profound lifestyle transformations.