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A Trick To Train Your Brain: How To Become A Positive Person

November 14, 2017
How To Think Positive

There are a lot of reasons why being a positive person is, well, positive. Positive people are more attractive, they’re often more popular and you’re more likely to pursue your dreams if you believe that you can achieve them. Positive people are also happier and live longer. Need I continue?

So if you’re the kind of person who is a bit cynical when somebody talks about their lofty ambitions or your friends accuse you of being a pessimist, here’s a neat little trick based on genuine neuroscience that will make you more positive.

Sleep. When you wake up, you’ll be more positive than yesterday…

Well… not quite. It’s not hypnosis, but it does involve sleep.

It is now well documented that sleep affects your memory. And how much you sleep directly affects how well your memory perform.

Why? Because sleep consolidates memory. If you don’t get enough sleep, your memory performance will be worse.

When you learn something new, and then go to sleep, your sleep consolidates that memory, thus you learn more quickly and easily the things you think about before you go to sleep.

Revise At Night

The obvious application of this is a revision hack for students. Revising for exams before bed can be more effective than doing it in the mornings.

But there’s more to it than that.

Because if you look a bit deeper, it means that your mind believes the things you think about before bed.

So think about positive things before you go to sleep.

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Definitely DON’T read the news headlines

Reported news is quite often bad. The media quite often negatively exaggerate things because nothing sells like fear. So don’t read news before bed. Read this blog instead! No bad news here!

Practise Gratitude

Try to list all the good things that have happened that day rather than dwelling on the injustices and negative outcomes you got. Some days of course, this will be easier than others.

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And it’s as simple as that. Over time, science says, you’ll become more positive.

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