Fanatical positivity

Alison in Wonderland, Observant, Maastricht

I’ve been running some brain experiments recently. No, I’m not a neuroscientist – or a serial killer – I mean on my own brain. I’ve had to give a lot of talks this year, and I used to be a nervous public speaker. Not any more. It’s all about brain manipulation by way of fanatically positive thinking. Whenever a negative thought creeps in, I squash it by shouting positive thoughts at myself: I just love giving talks. My research is so interesting. These people cannot wait to hear what I have to say. I’m so happy I have the chance to knock their socks off. And the thing is – I’ve convinced myself. I’m almost disappointed that, as of this week, I’ve no more talks scheduled. But I’ll manage – because I love writing my thesis.

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