The bad news is that our brains are hard-wired to focus on negative things.
From an evolutionary perspective, our primitive cousins needed to be hyper-aware of threats and risks in their environment in order to survive and continue the species.
The first story is from Julie Hill about the first time she hung out with a gentleman that she’d heard so much about. Julie also created the artwork for this week’s podcast, inspired by the 3rd story. Story 2 is told by Grace about the first time she met her own dude of the internet form a message board. The third story is told by Lisa Cantrell who is also the creator and host of the podcast An Inexact Science. Subscribe on i Tunes or add Brain Beans to your RSS for updates.
Each night, just before you fall asleep, spend 10 minutes imagining yourself 1 year in the future.
First, take 5 deep breaths and really allow yourself to let go of the day and relax.
At this point I’m not sure how many parts there will be because I have several more stories recorded to share.
I do know that there will be at least a part 3, though!
For each picture, the volunteers had a few seconds to rate, on a scale of 1 to 4, how much they would like to date that person.
They also reported their physical attraction to each person and how likeable they thought each person was.Sometimes, it becomes an excuse for not taking action. Make an active choice to accept that your past experiences have formed part of who you are today.A reason to stay on that comfortable couch rather than taking a risk and putting yourself out there. Take the lessons from your past, I’m sure there is gold in there – decide what you need to learn.Some 63 percent of the time, their initial, photograph-based interest in dating a person was backed up by their real decision after their five-minute speed date.The dating event, incidentally, was all aboveboard, said Jeffrey Cooper, a psychology researcher who conducted the study while he was a postdoctoral student at Trinity College.Make it a part of your every-day thinking patterns.