The Science Behind Your Thoughts

The Science Behind Your Thoughts

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We’ve all heard about how powerful our thoughts can be on our overall wellness. But...have you ever stopped to analyze your thoughts throughout the day to see how they were affecting your mood? Studies show that actively focusing on positive or negative thoughts can rewire your brain and impact your general health. To understand how your thoughts affect you, we need to understand the science behind it.

Effects Of Positive Thinking On Your Brain

According to Psychology Today, research shows that happiness and positive thinking can:

  • Stimulate the growth of nerve connections.
  • Improve cognition by increasing mental productivity.
  • Improve your ability to analyze, think, and solve problems faster.
  • Affect your view of your surroundings.
  • Increase attentiveness and creativity.
  • Lead to more happy thoughts.

Effects Of Negative Thinking On Your Brain

Negative thinking doesn’t just make you feel down in the dumps. Studies show that negative thoughts can:

  • Make it difficult to process information and think clearly.
  • Decrease your ability to problem-solve.
  • Increase stress levels.
  • Affect your view of your surroundings.
  • Increase the potential of developing a mental disorder.
  • Lead to more negative thoughts.

As you can see, your thoughts don’t just affect your mood. They have the potential to rewire your brain and overall health in positive or negative ways.

Ways You Might Increase Positive Thinking

  • Go for a walk. Exercise has been shown to release endorphins and dopamine, a chemical that induces happiness, positivity, and reduces stress.
  • Surround yourself with positivity. As human beings, the people we interact with and environments we are in have a direct relationship with the way we think.
  • Make a gratitude list. Forcing yourself to see the world in a brighter light can train your brain into thinking positively.
  • Get some sleep. A good night’s sleep can help you create memories, make decisions, and clear out toxins.
  • Xen May Help. Xen is specially designed to deliver gentle electrical signals to your vagus nerve, promoting a deeper state of relaxation, which may increase positive thinking.

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