Sunday, April 13, 2008

Further info on the previous post...

The info from the post below came from 'medical experts'. They are researchers at the National Institutes of Health. THEY have found that having negative thoughts can can stimulate the areas of the brain involved in depression and anxiety. But....and this is an important but...our thoughts aren't always true....THEY say.

Alli, if I understood her right on the comment she posted below, thought the article was a negative one...maybe??? She was a bit unsure of who did the research for the study and is wondering if it's accurate. I don't know....all i know is that it stirred up the grape juice and gave me another relization. Which is....I'm not a negative person by nature. In fact, I used to be called a 'Polyanna'. yep, I know...some ppl won't even know what that means and others my be thinking ...huh? Tt's a polyanna? She wears rose colored glasses and looks on the bright side of life and is so niave. Um...yep, that's me. Even with all those rooms up inside the grape....my 'special' rooms....where I store all the uglies that life offers from time to time. Uh-huh......
Anyway...my ADD kicked in... sorry.
It's true, with me anyway....my thoughts aren't always true. Self doubts creep in and take over sometimes. ... and as we all know, self-doubts are big ol' bullies that are a whole lot bigger and can sometimes pull the rug out from under our bright and shiney confidence.....IF....and there's a big IF.....if we allow it. I think we can sabotage ourselves. Depending on the circumstances. but that's not something I do very often. In fact, the reason I have so many 'rooms' in the ol grape is so I have someplace to store the shit that rolls through our lives. It's a way to do the old 'file 13' thing w/o actually having to completely forget it. Because, you never know when some of that shit may need to be revisited....just to reaffirm to yourself that you're in a better place now.

Lawdie......did that ramble or what? Did I get my point across???? who knows....my grape says it's late and I need some sleep.
Night all.....zzzzzz

10 comments:

Jay said...

I'm a Pollyanna type too. Yup .. That's me. Mr. Positive. A ray of freaking sunshine! LOL ;-)

tt said...

Jay: it's the new hat!!! wear it as much as you can! :)

Dianne said...

My grape often feels like a raisin!

Jen said...

I never did think too much of my thoughts & their attitudes until you posted about them here. I still don't think mine are mostly negative? I mean, I hope they're not. Idunno. Geeoish. Now I'm confused.

Must really pay more attention to my thoughts . . . . .

R.E.H. said...

Negative thoughts fuel anxiety and depression... I can buy into that. I know I've been of the opposite type myself - no Polyanna type guy here.

It takes work to think positive sometimes...

ETK said...

You ARE a pollyanna! :) Me too me too! And most of my thoughts are positive. Maybe I'm the 1 out of 10 when they refer to the 9 out of 10? :) ha!

Alli said...

I agree that negativity can fuel anxiety & depression. I truly believe both nature and nurture are involved in depression.

Sorry I got all emotional with article. It was directed at the article. BUT at least it opened up an awareness of positive vs negative thinking and how strongly it can affect us.

You definitely always seem like a happy Pollyanna to me. :) Glad you see the world through rose-colored glasses. That's the best way to see it. :)

tt said...

REh:yes it does take work.... sometimes....but usually hard work make us feel better when it's over..yes? I see lots of positives in your writings :)

ETk: woo-hoo for Pollyanna's! Yes, you are one for sure.
Alli: and you too! I always have favored pink shades! ;)

tt said...

Dianne: OMG! See...this is why I need you!!!! I've never put the 2 together before!!! How did I miss that??? grapes/raisin....holyshit!!!My grape does get raisin-like from time to time. must.remember.this!!
I heart you!!!

Jen:I don't think yours are negative at all...cuz you make me laugh all the time. a negative person wouldn't do that.
I'm needing to pass out hearts here!!!! mmmwwaahhhhhh!

Diane J Standiford said...

yyaaaaawwwnnn, nite nite