Thoughts Become Things | Optimism as a Daily Practice

Beauty + Wellness It might surprise you to know that hope and confidence about the future or successful outcomes is unnatural to human beings. Rather, research shows that, evolutionarily speaking, humans were programmed to be pessimistic – to imagine the worst-case scenario – which in turn propelled our flight-or-fight system. This allows us to escape from any imminent danger or predators. Research actually shows that people who are pessimistic may be more realistic, but at what cost? However, just because we have been predisposed to be somewhat inherently pessimistic, doesn’t mean that imagining the worst will be helpful in the present...

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