When something gets you stressed out—like sitting in traffic, trying to get to an important meeting on time—have you ever noticed that you start to think of all the other things weighing on you? Before you know it, there’s a domino effect of negative thoughts, all telling you how bad your day is going to be, because your body’s stress response actually compromises the part of your brain that handles your emotions.
According to a new study published in Nature Human Behavior, however, there’s an easy fix to reverse that—researchers found that the simple act of recalling happy memories physically reduces nerve-wracking feelings instantly. Talk about the power of positive thinking.
The simple act of recalling happy memories physically reduces nerve-wracking feelings instantly.
To measure this,…