hyper-focused on the negative, whether it’s one bad test score, work presentation, or conversation with a friend that didn’t go as planned.
It’s as if our brains work to hold on to the negative experiences and totally forget about all the positive. Rumination can be problematic because it rarely offers new insights or solutions on how to handle a situation.
Instead, it emotionally hijacks us and intensifies our negative feelings. So, how can we free ourselves from getting obsessive over negative thinking?