Why so negative?

Have you ever wondered why it’s easier to focus on negative emotions than positive ones?

Negativity is hard-wired in us.

We pay much more attention to negative emotions than positive ones.

🧪 Let’s try a little experiment together.

Think about how many setbacks you typically need to lose your motivation towards a project.

And how many wins do you need to feel like you’re enough and you’re doing a good job?

If your brain works anything like mine: BLEAH. No comment. 😂

Losadia Ratio

The Losadia Ratio is a concept of positive psychology that tells us that we typically need three positive statements to compensate for one negative statement. Wow, our brains are pretty sensitive to the negative stuff!

It’s not you.

You’re not falling short.

It’s just how our brain is designed.

It’s just trying to help and keep us safe. It’s a survival mechanism from our ancestors’ time when being cautious and constantly scanning the environment looking for danger, was crucial for staying alive.

Knowing that this exists helps us to question our perception.

Knowing about the Losadia Ratio and our brain’s natural bias towards negativity can be incredibly empowering. It helps us understand why we might sometimes feel more down than we’d like to, even when things are going well. We don’t have to beat ourselves up over it.

It’s just what brains do. Nothing personal.

Wrapping up

A consistent meditation practice can be of enormous help when it comes to observing and detaching from our thoughts.

If you’re looking for help to establish it, I’ve got something that might help—my free mini-course called The Mindful Habit is designed to help you on your meditation journey.

The Mindful Habit is a gentle online self-paced program that includes a few different mindfulness practices, Meditation, Journaling and Yoga, and will guide you towards a more mindful and fulfilling way of being.

If you’re looking to bring more peace and equilibrium into your life, you’ll find value in it.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Remember, you’ve got this, and I believe in you! Keep going, and keep being awesome!

Until next time!

Much love,