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May 20, 2016

It can seem almost impossible to be happy with who we are and what we have.  We live in a constant stream of advertising, media and societal pressures that tell us how we should dress, what we should look like, how we should behave, what we should own, how much we should earn, what car we should drive (the list goes on…)   It can be tough to be happy with who we are and not feel pressure to change.

Our minds tend to dwell on the bad, the things we feel we should change and less on the good.  This is entirely logical, in pre-historic times our survival depended on on our ability to be aware of potential threat.  Our brains became expert at being constantly alert to danger, in order for us to stay alive.  Whilst humanity has evolved a lot since then, our brains are still trained to cling on to the negative things in our lives.  It's instinct to focus on the bad, that's why we're much more likely to lie awake at night remembering that embarrassing thing we did at the office party...

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