Keeping your cool can be hard—especially when you’re hot under the collar, feel threatened, or are triggered by something you see, hear, or imagine. Now, we know why.
It’s the way your brain is wired.
Your brain’s number one priority is keeping you alive—not making you happy. Unfortunately, from a survival perspective, it's much more important to notice threats than opportunities. If you miss a pleasant prospect, that might be disappointing, but it probably won’t kill you. But miss a potential threat and that could be the end. We’re primed to recognize the negative, rather... Read More