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The Real Reason Why We Don’t Take Our Health Seriously

  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

What Americans Really Need To Better Manage Their Spendings: It’s Less About Controlling Impulses.

  You visit your friends’ house and come to know about a great deal over an expensive product. “ No Stephan, don’t forget — you don’t wanna add anymore expense to your credit card .”  However, you end up buying because why not? Although being an unplanned purchase, you feel good about having it. “ Being discounted is still better than buying it on its full price .”  Credits: Ron Lach / Pexels An Estimate of Your Pocket Consider  spending habits.  An average American is not so fond of his spending in general. A  survey  pointed out that, one in three Americans regret the spending habits they hold. The  Millennials and Generation X  are the ones with high regrets in their spending, especially on non-essentials such as fast-foods and latte. What’s needed for them is — to perform planned spending, and to draw limits onto these. However, despite knowing the essentials, they still fall into impulsive spending. Lets take a  survey  that showed how 71% of Americans agreed that they indulge int

Jane, In Her Early 30s, Finds Herself Questioning Her Husband. Here’s What She Does

  Jane has her birthday today. She realizes that her husband didn't wish her this morning. Rather, he texts her at 11.45 am, while forgetting to get her presents or flowers. " I had to lie down because I began to question everything,   " She added.  mage Credits: Koh Sze Kiat / Getty Images To discover that a partner’s misaligned actions can appear to be a form of betrayal, leaving the betrayed one to question their identity. As Joshua Coleman, a   Psychologist based in San Francisco   suggests, Jane could doubt her own judgement in people after noticing her husband’s actions.  Jane’s Predictability in a Relationship   He continues, “It is also about Predictability in the love and care that an individual receives.” " I asked him about it and he answers that he hasn't had time for anything. I believe that's a lie because he had quiet enough spare time today. " Jane adds as she feels sad and depressed, not knowing what to do.  When Jane wasn't predicta

What To Do With Repetitive Thoughts In Your Head?

  You’re in a pub with your friends. Suddenly in the back of your head, you have a thought — “ They think I’m an idiot. They would probably reject me. ” In response, you try to distract yourself, focus on drinking and withdraw from those around you.  Illustration by Mamewmy Take another scenario where you have travelled across a town to visit a friend at 11am, but he doesn’t show up. To interpret the situation, you may say — “ He doesn’t like me .” Now you’re distressed and later that evening you experience difficulty in falling asleep. Williams in a  2018 report  stated that these repetitive thoughts occur because of   an existing  bias   against ourselves . In such a case, you overlook your strengths, downplay your achievements and focus on your weaknesses. He explains that, when you have thoughts like ‘ others don’t like me ’ - you are attempting to  evaluate how others see you . What they are thinking of you would be your core concern.  Similarly thoughts like ‘ Oh, i should have r