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Negative Thinking is Bad for Your Health

Psychology Today reported in 2013 that 70% of our thoughts are negative.

In 2005, The National Science Foundation did some research on how humans think.

They found that humans had about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day and of those thoughts, 80%  were negative.

Even worse, they found that 95% of the thoughts we have today were exactly the same as the thoughts we had yesterday.

Oftentimes, the thoughts we think are negative and cause us to worry.

This leads to stress, which causes a rise in cortisol.

Excessive and continued production of cortisol impairs our immune system and opens the door to disease and infection.

How about your thoughts?

Have you thought about the riots that have been in the news lately?

What about the results of the 2020 Presidential Election?

Have you given any thought to all the deaths caused by Covid-19?


Or, how about all of the murders constantly reported by the media?

Every day I see people interacting on social media about things that are outside their control.

Some of the interaction gets heated and its clear those things are causing stress.

Because the media knows we react more to negative news than positive news, they force feed us negative news, just to get clicks.

There is virtually nothing you can do about most of the negative things you read or think about.

When you read or think about negative things you can’t control, it leads to long-term stress because you cannot change the outcome of those negative things.

Those thoughts will repeat inside your brain over and over again causing long-term stress.

Stress Brain

You should only be thinking about things you can control in your life.

Focus only on thoughts about things in your life you have complete control over.


Because you can take action on those things, fix whatever needs to be fixed, and then move on, allowing those thoughts to go away.

Stop thinking about things you can’t control.

It’s a waste of your time and impairs you health.

About Tom is a CPA, CFP and heads one of the top financial firms in New Jersey. For 5 years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of wealthy people and people living in poverty and his research he identified over 200 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots” which culminated in his #1 bestselling book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Visit the website:
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This is quite an insightful article. It's not often that we stop and consider how much of what we are absorbing is affecting our mental health. Particularly when it's such a constant barrage of information and some of it pertains to the property indu ...Read full version

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