Depression, anxiety, procrastination and negative thinking can bring one to a standstill. I came across this piece re positive self talk and review as a means to overcome a negative downward spiral that can anchor one into inaction or immense self doubts.
“Indeed, it’s quite simple: We can harness the brain’s plasticity by training our brain to make positive patterns more automatic. When we practice looking for and being more aware of positive aspects of life, we fight off the brain’s natural tendency to scan for and spot the negatives. Naturally we bring ourselves into better balance.” (more here)
Recent research with gamers and the positive influence upon the brain’s receptors suggested that the brain continues on after the activity to process successes. Similar input other than the game can be used to perpetuate positive thoughts and outcomes. That is a better mechanism for good than dwelling upon the negatives. The above piece delves into how to create a sequence of positive thoughts and in time help stem the tide of negativity that is poison to self esteem, daily life and a sense of purpose.