I just got a neat article from Margaret Moore, CEO of Wellcoaches ,Coach Meg on positive emotions. They definitely increase life satisfaction and resilience, which are keys to living a long and healthy life.
Enjoy! And thanks Margaret!
Positive Emotions Increase Life Satisfaction By Building Resilience ScienceDaily (2009-07-12) — People who seed their life with frequent moments of positive emotions increase their resilience against challenges, according to a new study.
From the article:
Building up a daily diet of positive emotions does not require banishing negative emotions, she said. The study helps show that to be happy, people do not need to adopt a “Pollyanna-ish” approach and deny the upsetting aspects of life.
“The levels of positive emotions that produced good benefits weren’t extreme. Participants with average and stable levels of positive emotions still showed growth in resilience even when their days included negative emotions.”
The bottom line is to be postive about your negative emotions. In other words, accept that there are ups and downs and that's life, but realize you always have control of your thinking. You can't always control the circumstances, but you can control how you are going to think about them.
I wrote an article called Nervous Breakthroughs and will post it as a new blog!!