What’s up everyone? Welcome back to Mental Sweat Monday, I’m Hannah Huesman.
Today I want to talk about how easy it is to ruminate on the negatives in our life. We are naturally programmed to notice the negative before anything else. We also spend more time dwelling on the negative.
So, when we see something first and then we spend more time on it, all the sudden that one negative outweighs all of the positives.
Cue the downward spiral.
For example, you post something on social media and you get 20 comments. 19 are awesome and encouraging and one is negative. Which one do you think gets the most of our attention?
We have to fight the urge to sit there and not let that ruin our day.
Part of being mentally tough is to notice when you are getting stuck on the one bad thing and completely overlooking the good.
My challenge for you is this:
1 – Notice the negative and see if there’s something you can take from it.
2 – Notice the positive and see if there’s something you can take from it.
3 – Walk away.
Let it go. Time for the next rep!