Kill pessimism: 3 Ideas That Lead To Depression

Kill pessimism: 3 Ideas That Lead To Depression

It’s a great time to be alive. We live in an era of wealth and prosperity, where everything is slowly becoming available to us. Yet we are depressed. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. But if we have everything, why do we feel this way? A pessimistic outlook on life can lead to feelings of hopelessness and despair, and if we don’t change our mindset, depression might get the worst of us. Here are three thoughts that will turn you into a pessimistic person.

 

You are too realistic

It is a fact that realistic people get more depressed than optimistic persons. Psychologists Lauren Alloy and Lyn Yvonne Abramson called it depressive realism. People who see things as they truly are, tend to be more pessimistic, and consequently, more depressed. For instance, they might tell you their writing skills are at 80% and not at 90% as they should be. This rigid and realist way of thinking leads to filtering the positive and makes you focus on the negative. Optimistic people see beyond what they have in front of them and do the best they can with what they have.

 

You think problems are permanent

Depressed people believe adverse events will never pass. That no matter what they do, bad situations will never be resolved and will stay that way forever. But Buddha Gautama said himself: “everything changes. Nothing lasts forever.” And like your problems, this will pass too. Optimistic people with emotional stability know problems in life are transitory, and once they overcome them, they don’t have to come back. As long as you understand obstacles come and go (especially come!), you will find the silver lining in every situation.

 

You overgeneralize

Pessimistic people fear a problem will have consequences in every aspect of their life. For instance, if they believe they are not worthy at work, they might think they’re not worthy of having a relationship. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You do not have to be involved in a life of self-sabotage and catastrophism. Things go wrong for one reason and that reason only. When you deal with a difficult situation, don’t worry about the rest of your life. Focus your attention on what’s important and what’s causing the problem. If you have an issue with your family, solve it with them; If you have an issue with your boss, solve it with him. Give time to each area of ​​your life, and you will see there’s a lot more positive in you than you thought.

Written by Omar E. Martinez, psychologist

References:

https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics

NEUROPLASTICITY – CAN WE REWIRE OUR BRAINS

NEUROPLASTICITY – CAN WE REWIRE OUR BRAINS

The human brain contains about 100 billion nerve cells – neurons. Since every nerve cell has at least 1000 synapses, we come to the astonishing number that the human brain generates at least 1000 trillion connections.

Creating brain circles is an active process that takes place with experience and under the influence of the environment. Connections we use are strengthened and become permanent, and those we don’t use are weak and degrade over time.

Everything we see, hear, feel, taste and smell shape our brain circles.

 

The question that is being asked is whether the adult brain can be altered? Does it have an attribute of neuroplasticity inherent in the age of childhood?

 

Neuroplasticity is the ability of nerve cells to create new connections and new brain functions. It is the ability of the brain to change and adapt itself through life.

It was proved for the first time in the seventies on the primates, and later on humans who suffered a stroke and whose brain was altered by itself.


Violinist Martha Curtis suffered from seizures. The large part of the right temporal lobe of her brain had to be surgically removed. After such a procedure, a person may stay paralyzed or even die. However, neuroplasticity has allowed Martha’s brain to adapt to damage, recover and continue musical processes in other parts of the brain.

You can see Martha Curtis in this video:

 

 

The girl Alexandria Moody had severe damage of the entire left half of the brain. Doctors proposed removing the entire left hemisphere of her brain. At that time this was the best solution for children who had suffered from uncontrolled and life-threatening attacks.

After the surgery, the girl recovered, seizures stopped and she was able to live a “normal” life. The neuroplasticity of the brain allowed her to perform the tasks she would otherwise do.


Thus, one characteristic of neuroplasticity is that a certain brain activity associated with a certain function (movements, music …) can be transmitted to another part of the brain. This is most commonly occurring when recovering from brain injury.

At these two girls, other parts of the brain and the creation of new connections have enabled them “normal functioning”.

At this time, it was believed only child’s brain has an attribute of neuroplasticity, but today it is known an adult brain can also adapt and be altered.


It is interesting that new neural connections are created not only by the influence of the environment but also by the influence of our behavior, thoughts and emotions. That’s why we often hear of importance to be active all the time and to learn something new to keep our brain’s agility.

Meditation has a strong influence on the density of gray matter in the brain and a positive effect on it.

Fitness and exercise also change the brain in a positive way.

 

If the human brain has an attribute of neuroplasticity, what does it mean for all of us?

That means we need to be aware of the fact that we can change the functioning of our brain.

That means we can change our thoughts and emotions if we are not happy with them or we have been negatively programmed in childhood or during life.

That means we can change our behavior that does not serve us and keep us in the place where we are.

That means we can improve some of the brain functions that are less developed.

Having the knowledge that our brain possesses the capacity of neuroplasticity means to have the BELIEF that we are not sentenced to status quo in any sense of the word.

How Emotions Affect Our Health?

How Emotions Affect Our Health?

Did you know the immune system can learn like the brain?

Psychologist Robert Ader discovered that in 1974.

His revelation has inspired a series of researches how the central nervous system interacts with the immune system and how the mind, emotions and body interrelate.

Before that, scientists thought the brain and the immune system were two separate and independent entities.

We can imagine the immune system as a “Body brain”. Immune cells are connected to all the body cells and act in a way that known cells leave alone, and unknown like viral, bacterial, or cancer cells attack thus defending us from harmful impacts.

It is important to note that proper functioning of the nervous system required a valid immune system and vice versa.

When we are under stress, the emotional brain releases hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline, cortisol, prolactin, beta-endorphin, enkephalin. These hormones weaken the immune cells.

 

‘Negative’ emotions

Negative emotions such as fear, anger and grief have a harmful influence on the immune system.

Evidence from medical practice confirms that- frightened people have a bad response to surgery, and it takes longer for their body to recover.

People with heart disease exposed to severe anger face a greater risk of worsening their condition.

Anxious people more often suffer from health problems and need more time to recover.

Negative emotions cause an indirect damage on health. For instance, people to ease anxiety or nervousness smoke, enjoy alcohol or eat fatty foods.

Negative emotions cause insomnia.

People under excessive stress are more likely to suffer from contagious diseases such as colds, flu or herpes.

Many studies suggest negative emotions are detrimental to health and their impact equate with the health risk factor of cigarettes.

 

‘Positive’ emotions

Positive emotions such as joy, satisfaction and sense of security have a beneficial effect on health.

Scientists found optimism and hope have a healing effect on the human body.

Optimistic individuals recover faster from all illnesses, sleep better, suffer less from headaches and pains.

Happy people are more playful and active what lead to greater physical activity and regular exercise.

“Laughter is the best medicine.”

During sincere laughter, the body releases endorphin – a hormone of attachment. This hormone reduces stress, stimulates happiness and regulates pain.

Positive emotions bring the pH of the body to an optimal state.

 

 

If you want to say something, ask or suggest about this topic, feel free to leave a comment.

The Miller, His Son and the Donkey – 3 Life Lessons Aesop’s Fable Want to Teach Us

The Miller, His Son and the Donkey – 3 Life Lessons Aesop’s Fable Want to Teach Us

This is an old fable where old man and his son are going to the market in the village to sell a donkey. On the way they first met group of people who commented that the father and son are pretty silly because they are walking alongside the donkey instead of riding it.

Then after jeers from the locals, the father told the son to ride the donkey. They soon met another group of people who critised the father how can he let a young son to ride he donkey and he, the old man, walks.

To get away from these critics, father decided to ride the donkey himself and let the boy walk. But, neither this option didn’t satisfied some locals.

Old miller then decided that both he and his son should ride the donkey.

 

You are guessing what happened then!

After the next critique that they are overburdening their beast, father lost his mind and end up carrying the donkey on his back.

 

3 Life Lessons we can learn from this Aesop’s fable:

 

1. Follow your own path

No matter what others tell you what you should do, have or be, mind your own business. Do not let others determine how you will live your life. The only person who knows You best is You. It is Your life, Your responsibility and Your decisions.

To often our lives is determined by others and this happens only because we allow it. The moment we make decision to follow our own path and don’t let others interfere, we are ready to reach whatever we want to.

 

2. Don’t conform to the expectations of others

Aesop’s fable are teaching us that you can’t please everyone. And those who would try to do this surely will not succeed.

No matter what you do and how ‘good’ you behave, there will always be someone who would look at your actions differently. From another perspective. And for that reason they will evaluate it as ‘bad’.

If you become rich one day, there would be a lot of people who would comment all sorts of things about your wealth. That you got rich overnight, that you only had the luck, maybe you are thief, that is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God, some would be envious of you and invent all kind of stories about you.

At every moment of your life someone will like your existence and someone will not. The fact is that you can not please everyone. That is why it is best in the whole story to please yourself. If you are pleasing other people and live up to their expectations, you are not pleasing yourself.

We must be aware that happiness comes from fulfilling our own aspirations and purposes.

 

3. Be prepared to face with obstacles

When we decide to follow our own way, we will without doubt encounter obstacles. 

Some will come from us, some from others, and some from life itself.

In such situations it’s important not to lose the focus of our direction and move on.

When we are walking on our way this means that we are doing some things in a different way. Different from other people. Consequently we are exposed to criticism and other people opinions. That constant exposure of different thoughts and behaviours of others slows us down to a certain extent. This could have the effect of prolonging our journey. But that doesn’t mean that we’ll not arrive at our destination. It just means we will arrive in the time that is best for us.

That’s why Earl Nightingale said: Never give up on a dream just because of the time  it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

SELF-CONFIDENCE CREATOR

SELF-CONFIDENCE CREATOR

After I’ve studied The Secret of Deliberate Creation program by Dr. Robert Anthony, I was convinced since the author created such a good program, his other programs should be at least as equally good. And I wasn’t wrong!

Although we all know at a certain level that self-confidence is a critical success factor in our lives, we are rarely finding authors who reliably know this fact and confidently talk about it in their books and programs. This indicates that as a society we are not sufficiently aware of how important it is to invest in the self-confidence of an individual. More details about self-confidence can be found in this article.


Starting from the fact that building self-confidence is of major importance for individual, I couldn’t wait to buy this program – Self Confidence Creator.

What I liked in the program right away is how Dr. Robert Anthony presents its content – confidently, convincing and authentic – what immediately instill trust in the listener.

The other thing in this program that makes me satisfied is that author really knows what he’s talking about and talks straight to the point – without quibbling, prevaricating or footling.

The third thing I like about the program is super easiness to understand. There is no digitized information, author does not hide himself behind complex words and sentences, but truly cares to transfer the knowledge as well as possible. He genuinely cares for the listener’s well-being.

 


Affected by all these features, the listener simply by listening feels greater self-confidence. This is my experience, of course. But I believe it is also the experience of many others. You can read more about Dr. Robert Anthony here.


In Self Confident Creator Dr. Robert Anthony talk about Habits, attitudes and skills of self-confident people and teach you specific, effective and highly reliable ways to think and act more confidently. And also how to be more realistic about yourself, your strengths and your possibilities.

Self Confidence creator comprise information how to model the skills and strategies of high self-confident people and installation of information you need to make changes at subconscious or emotional level.

You will also learn how you have been unconsciously sabotaging yourself. This information alone will help you to feel self confident.

According to author: “It is not enough to know about self-confidence or why you have it or lack it. Your ability to feel self confident is directly proportional to our subconscious beliefs at the emotional, not the intellectual level.”

The Self Confidence Creator consists of 22 tracks:

1. Introduction
2. The Ability To Learn
3. Map of Reality
4. Concept of Failure
5. Tolerating Uncertainty
6. Positive-Negative Mental Rehearsal
7. Pattern Interrupt
8. Negativity Zapper
9. Helping Others
10. Comparison and Approval
11. Confident Detachment
12. Deserving and Permission
13. Circle of Influence
14. EC Emotional States
15. Emotional Set Point
16. EC Hypnoenergetic
17. SC Booster Programming
18. EC Installing Your Anchor
19. Anchor and Booster Instructions
20. Confidence Booster
21. Social Self-Confidence Tips

Recap

BONUS: Ultimate Secrets to Total Self-Confidence

 

Self Confidence Creator Advantages and Disadvantages

The Pros

Straight to the point talk
Easy to understand
Fun and exciting to listen
Calming and pleasant experience
Truly oriented on helping you to increase your level of Self-confidence

Content is downloadable
60 days money back guarantee

The Cons

It can take more than 7 days – we are all different individuals

 

 

Another Scientific Proof of LOA – DNA Phantom Effect

Another Scientific Proof of LOA – DNA Phantom Effect

This text is an excerpt from Greg Braden – “The Language of the Devine Matrix”.

This experiment was designed by a scientist Dr. Vladimir Poponin in 1992. to find out what impact DNA has on photons – the “stuff” our world is made of.

He took the glass tube and removed all the air from the inside of the tube thus creating a vacuum. It was assumed that the tube was empty.

But he discovered that the tube was not actually empty, yet there were photons in it – particles of light.  So scientists have decided to measure where in the tube the photons are located.

Are they located on the side of the tube or at the bottom or somewhere else? What they find is that they are completely randomly distributed everywhere in the tube.

Then they took human DNA and put it in the tube with the photons, and asked the question what effect human DNA has on photons?

What they were actually asking was what effect our body has on the world around us. In conventional science, it was considered that our body has no effect on the world around us. But that does not match what the experiment showed.

The experiment showed that the photons were arranged along the human DNA that was placed in the tube. The photons have physically changed their arrangement in the tube  – they moved in the presence of human DNA as influenced by some invisible energy.

So, the photons from which our world is made of are rearranged in the presence of the DNA from which our body is made of.

This is the first time that an experiment is being shown in a lab – our body changes our world.

At the end of the experiment when they decided to remove DNA from the tube, happened something so unexpected. The scientist believed the photons would return to their original random state. Instead, the photons were still lined up by DNA just as if DNA was still there, what brings us to the conclusion that we have a direct influence on the world around us even after we are gone.

This experiment makes us consider again our idea of reality and our connection with the physical world.

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