September 29, 2021
Marketing
10:54
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Why Positive Thinking is Bad for You

Ali Abdaal
The first 1000 people to use the link will get a one-month free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/aliabdaal09211 Positive thinking has been an omnipresent buzzword in the last few years with the growth of the self-help niche but is it really all it's cracked up to be? In this video we'll take a look at the science behind positive thinking and whether it pays to explore negative thinking as an alternative. Studies and resources: Rethinking Positive Thinking: https://geni.us/LBAy https://woopmylife.org/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0005796715300814 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S002210311100031X https://www.uni-muenster.de/imperia/md/content/psyifp/aeechterhoff/wintersemester2011-12/seminarthemenfelderdersozialpsychologie/04_wood_etal_selfstatements_psychscience2009.pdf http://wexler.free.fr/library/files/wegner%20(1994)%20ironic%20processes%20of%20mental%20control.pdf https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2F0022-3514.65.4.822 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0146167296224003 https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/pag-28-1-249.pdf MY FREE ONLINE COURSES: ๐Ÿš€ Productivity Masterclass - Principles and Tools to Boost Your Productivity - https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/productivity ๐ŸŽฌ Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X - From Beginner to YouTuber - https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/video-editing ๐ŸŽ“ How to Study for Exams - An Evidence-Based Masterclass - https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/studying PART-TIME YOUTUBER ACADEMY: ๐Ÿฟ My 6-week live online course - https://academy.aliabdaal.com MY FAVOURITE GEAR: ๐ŸŽฅ My YouTube Camera Gear - https://kit.co/AliAbdaal โŒจ๏ธ My Keyboard - Wireless Coral mechanical keyboard (Cherry Blue) - https://go.aliabdaal.com/keyboard ๐Ÿ“ My favourite iPad Screen Protector - Paperlike - https://go.aliabdaal.com/paperlike ๐ŸŽ’ My Desk Accessories + Todo List - Ugmonk - https://go.aliabdaal.com/ugmonk MY FAVOURITE SOFTWARE: โœ๏ธ The best summaries of books (Shortform) - https://go.aliabdaal.com/shortform ๐Ÿ“š How I remember what I read (Readwise) - https://go.aliabdaal.com/readwise ๐ŸŽต Where I get my Music (amazing for YouTubers) - https://go.aliabdaal.com/epidemicsound ๐ŸŽ™ My weekly podcast - https://www.notoverthinking.com My brother and I host a weekly podcast where we discuss happiness, creativity and the human condition. You can find it by searching โ€œNot Overthinkingโ€ on any podcast app (eg: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts etc). BE MY FRIEND: ๐Ÿ’Œ Sign up to my weekly email newsletter - https://aliabdaal.com/newsletter/ ๐ŸŒ My website / blog - https://www.aliabdaal.com ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram - https://instagram.com/aliabdaal ๐Ÿฆ Twitter - https://twitter.com/aliabdaal ๐ŸŽฎ Twitch - https://twitch.tv/aliabdaal WHO AM I: Iโ€™m Ali, a YouTuber, podcaster, soon-to-be author and ex-Doctor working in London, UK. I make videos that explore the strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives. I also have a weekly podcast with my brother (https://www.youtube.com/c/notoverthinking), and I write a weekly email newsletter that contains some quick thoughts + links to interesting things (https://aliabdaal.com/newsletter/). ๐ŸŒ My website / blog - https://www.aliabdaal.com GET IN TOUCH: If youโ€™d like to talk, Iโ€™d love to hear from you. Tweeting @AliAbdaal directly will be the quickest way to get a response, but if your question is very long, feel free to email me at hi@aliabdaal.com. I try my best to reply to things but there sadly aren't enough hours in the day to respond to everyone ๐Ÿ˜ญ PS: Some of the links in this description are affiliate links that I get a kickback from ๐Ÿ˜œ
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