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How People Choose What to Do with Their Health?

  It’s Monday morning — you’re back to being engrossed in emails and phone calls. Unaware, you barely remember, just 60 hours prior — you could barely sit upright.  People have different standards about their health. While some are appreciative, others may not be, despite the condition they are in. But what is it about our bodies that we tend to perceive it as insignificant?  Image Credits: Unknown “We have limited attentional resources,” suggests Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at UC Davis. “Hence our brains does not waste its times focusing on parts of our bodies that are working well.” As our minds have evolved with the objective to survive, it could dominantly identify threats and problems — rather than what is working well. A preexisting negativity bias directs our attention to what’s wrong than what’s right. For this reason — on days when your body feels right, the brain’s reasoning would make you want to stress about a project that’s due, or your conflict with a friend. “P