Did you know that as humans we are designed to focus on the negative things? this is because from an evolutionary perspective it helped to keep our ancestors safe. Our ancestors who expected the worst were much more likely to survive. This ultimately meant that the pessimists were around to pass their genes down. 

These days, we’re less likely to be attacked by an animal, but we still experience the same pessimism. We focus on those things that we perceive to be a threat, even if they aren’t. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

The good news is that we can work to have a more positive mindset. We just need to know how to think positively, click here for details. 

Here’s how you can start to be more positive: 

1 – Fill an empty jar with mantras, positive thoughts, nice memories, or poems and reread them from time to time. You’ll start to feel better. 

2 – Consider meditating. When negative thoughts enter your mind, let them go and concentrate on the here and now. 

3 – Reconsider negative thoughts. Is your negative thought a fact or an opinion? How might you feel about that thought in 7 days? What would you say to a friend who was feeling the same thing? 

4 – Do something positive today. Whether you go for a stroll in Barlby, a coffee in Selby, or a meal with a friend in Brayton, do something that makes you smile. 

Those with a more positive mindset are less likely to suffer from mental health conditions. Studies have also shown that positive people enjoy life more, get more out of it, and have fewer physical illnesses. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk