Bad Thought: My co-worker saps my energy.
We hear so much these days about energy vampires, the idea that certain people--because of their demanding, frenetic, or critical natures--leave us feeling drained and off balance. We can all think of a few people we encounter regularly that fit that description.
But what about the opposite effect? Can we pick up good vibes from others that actually energize, and even heal us? Apparently so. Recent research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that holding the hand of a loved one can help any pain you may be feeling to improve. Holding that person’s hand allows your brain wave patterns to synchronize, such that his or her good-feeling state has a positive impact on your own well-being.
So, next time you’re drained by a difficult person, hold hands with a loved one, and invite the good vibes to take over. Think, This person’s energy benefits mine.
You're reading the Bad Thoughts Blog, which maintains that feeling good is as simple as thinking a better thought. I'm Debbie Covino, hypnotherapist, coach, and creator of the Master Your Own Mind self-hypnosis audio program and the All Day Hypnosis audio courses, available at https://www.hypnotic-wellbeing.com/digital-audio-programs
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