We all know the old question: is the glass half full or half empty. What if how we define ourselves, in the scope of that phrase, makes a huge difference in our future?
Do you even recognize your own patterns in the diagram above?
If you asked a good friend to be honest, which would they say you are: a glass half full person or the opposite?
We all know what we wish they’d say, but is wishing enough?
What if it was possible to change our patterns around those mindsets?
It turns out that negativity is what we gravitate to for some very interesting biological and neurological reasons. But if that state of mind is instinctive, why can’t we just think our way past our impulses?
UC Davis’ Alison Ledgerwood thinks there may be hope. Our frequent flyers here at EWC know that we absolutely love a good TED or TEDx Talk, so after you’re done here, go check them out!
This is one of those videos that I’ll keep in my own personal bookmarks, because it’s something I need to remember more and more: we can get out of our bad moods, negative biases, and toxic expectations.
We just have to be mindful enough to look at ourselves in the mirror.
Stay open, curious and hopeful!
~ Dr. Lynda
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