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They have accepted your article. YES! You feel great and you are on top of the world.

Or you receive the message that your paper is not accepted. S***. You feel absolutely rubbish. And the feelings don’t fleet away. Even if someone compliments you on your great research, you still feel bad.

And the next day it is still lingering in your head, and the day after as well.

It seems that negative thoughts stick, you can’t let go of them. Alison Ledgerwood (UCDavis) explains why this is and offers a simple trick to change everything.


This is the link if you can’t see the video.

Definitely worth trying!


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  1. Negative thoughts trigger negative emotions that trigger even more negative thoughts. Negative emotions when not released get trapped in your body ( heart and brain especially). Everyone has his/her proper theory or way of getting rid of them. Making pauses, extra work activities (exercise, yoga, meditation, psychotherapy when they are attached to traumas), and the list goes on. I have tried most of these ways to get rid of negative thoughts (mindset), and I reached a conclusion that I hated the concept of research. I have curiosity about research questions, but hate writing them down. I know this is related to false beliefs, false perception, but right now, my mind (or subconscious mind, or whatever) does not seem to integrate that.

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