Yes, negativity can indeed hurt your gains.
When you surround yourself with negative people, your life will be affected as you listen to their problematic wallow, or even worse criticising you, you’ll be driven towards an emotional roller coaster ride. You’ll not be in a position or mood to pursue your health goals.
On your own personal level, research by Dr. Cynthia Thaik has shown that you are more prone to illness when there is even a small amount of negativity in your brain. This long-term could lead to a stroke or a heart attack.
While according to Dr. Travis Bradberry, being on this negativity train ride affects one’s ability to think, as negativity affect the effectiveness of the neurons in the hippocampus, which is directly responsible for reasoning and memory.
So surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher and help to realize your full potential.
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