A critical word holds a lot of power. Maybe too much power. How many times has your day been ruined by one negative comment, despite the fact you may have received a ton of compliments as well. There is scientific research suggesting that by employing a 5 to 1 ratio of positive to negative thoughts, people will experience a rise in the feel-good chemical oxytocin in their brains. The ratio helps to decrease negative ruminations and perceptions, allowing for swift recovery from negativity. The “think more” approach is supported by Dr. John Gottman’s study of married couples, which very accurately predicted divorce based on how well couples employed the ratio.
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