November 12, 2018 @ 4:03 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Do you find yourself surrounded by negative people and situations   Are you being negative and seeing the downside in everyone and every situation?  Well, negativity isn't your natural state.  In fact, it is a social thing  

Your natural state is happiness and positivity.  Since negativity is an unnatural state, it draws your attention and focus to it more readily.  You pay attention to it.  It feels exciting  

Habitual negativity is learned and adopted from your surroundings.  Are you a fan of television, movies, the internet, and the news? Media is rife with negative messages.  Is your home or workplace riddled with drama, chaos, conflict or excitement?  You might come to believe that is just life

The thing is, the human sensory brain cannot differentiate between truth and fiction.  It receives information and simply responds chemically and electrically to this information.  Your logical brain then decides whether to integrate what you have just seen or heard.  But, by the time this happens, your subconscious mind has already reacted to the stimulus and released damaging neuro-peptides throughout your body

What happens when you watch a horror movie?  You feel fear, right?  Your muscles tense, your heart beats faster, you might even scream ... Even though your brain tells you this isn't real, your still body acts as though the threat is real and releases stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol which causes physiological reactions 

Over a short period of time (about 3 weeks of exposure), you can become so conditioned to releasing these neuro-peptides that you are no longer aware of how seeing and hearing these negative or frightful sights and sounds affects you.  It now feels normal that your mind and body needs excitement to function.  Otherwise, it feels vaguely like something is missing, you might feel bored, tired, lethargic, or irritable, short-tempered and out of sorts.  You might begin to crave stimulants such as caffeine (coffee or green tea), cocaine, or sugar (soda pop, candy or desserts) or chocolate, or foods to which you are allergic 

And you begin to need more and more excitement to feed your adrenaline 'fix'.  So, your mind begins to over-react to situations or conversations, resulting in fights and misunderstandings.  You now unconsciously create more drama by focusing on crises and negative situations

The first step in reclaiming your natural joy is to go on a negativity diet for 30 days.  Stop watching all media.  Turn off the TV and radio, stop all internet news feeds and Facebook chatter.  Cold turkey!  For 30 days.  

This is the fastest and most personal way to see how media affects your negative view of the world.  After 30 days, try watching your favourite crime drama.  You'll quickly realize how much your body and mind feel shocked and overwhelmed

Adrenaline is highly addictive. It takes at least 6 weeks to break an 'adrenaline habit.'  For pointers on how to end your addiction to adrenaline, see our blog http://www.enlightenedfeelings.com/blog/2017/3/Are-you-an-Adrenaline-Junkie-

Helpful living flower essences can be found under Natural Remedies for Stress & Anxiety Relief:  Restore ~ Stress Buster! ~ Worry Free ~ Drama Free ~ Shield ~ Clear & Protect