This week, I wanted to share five uncommon psychological facts.
A lot of these facts are extremely relatable and make us realise the reasoning of how we react to certain situations. These can help you understand the fundamentals of how you think and treat your mental thoughts.
1: “If you announce your goals to others, you’re less likely to succeed. Studies confirm you lose motivation”.
This one I do understand to a certain extent when it comes to revealing your business. When telling people about these goals, it can increase the pressure of reaching it. This can cause a big decrease in motivation due to the added pressure surrounding the topic. This might not be the case for everyone but it does depend on how much you want to complete this goal or not. Keeping these goals to yourself allows you to stay within your personal journey.
2: “Convincing yourself you slept well tricks your brain into thinking it did”.
This one is very interesting. It shows an accurate representation of how you can change your mood by convincing yourself otherwise. There is often times where I have a good sleep but I am still tired which indicates to me that I didn’t convince myself that I did. This fact shows the true meaning of how we talk to ourselves and how our brain reacts to our inner voice.
3: “Singing reduces feelings of depression and anxiety”.
Singing can often show a vulnerable side to someone because they might not feel the most confident about their voice. When singing it releases oxytocin to the brain and can often result to a free feeling and genuine happiness.
4: “Some of us are actually afraid of being too happy because of the fear that something tragic might happen next”.
This is actually more common than we think. This can depend on the chemical balance in your brain and how it is wired. It is all based on how you viewed happiness growing up and how you have made your brain think. This can also explain a lot about who you surround yourself with.
5: “Being with positive, happy people keeps you happier”.
This shows how important it is to keep track on who you surround yourself with and the impact these people make on your thoughts. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people is very beneficial and can ultimately change the way you view your life in general. This can influence positive habits and improve self-esteem.