Why Positive Thinking May Be Harmful for Some β PsyBlog
Tina Miller, MA,CFLE stashed this in psychology
Stashed in: Optimism
βThe worriers actually showed a paradoxical backfiring effect in their brains when asked to decrease their negative emotions.
This suggests they have a really hard time putting a positive spin on difficult situations and actually make their negative emotions worse even when they are asked to think positively.β
...which means we should work on worrying less!