Ideas to help fuel positive emotions
It is so easy to fall into the spiral of negative emotions. Before you know it, you find yourself in a place where you are regularly cursing under your breath, getting annoyed and disappointed in people, thinking like a ‘victim’ (it is just not fair, why me?) or only seeing what is wrong (not what might be right – or even just ok!)
People often baulk at the ‘touchy feely stuff’ like emotions – but they have SUCH a critical impact on your ability to think, the choices you make, your ability to work well with others, to make effective decisions, to perform well – to be your best! (See previous posts on ‘Inner work life’ & ‘The Power of Small wins’).
The thing is the ways to help ‘feel better’ are not rocket science – and most of them we already know. But as we explore in Discovery in Action – there is a big difference between knowing and doing!
Sometimes we just need a gentle reminder…
Feel free to print out this info graphic – and make sure you are doing at least one of these things each day – so you can help to fuel your own positive emotions.
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World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson has a terrific website that ‘gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life. She discovered that experiencing positive emotions broadens people’s minds and builds their resourcefulness in ways that help them become more resilient to adversity and effortlessly achieve what they once could only imagine.’
She suggests people need a ratio of at least 3 positive emotions to each negative one (the Losada ratio) if they are to ‘flourish’. Keeping track of your feelings each day can help to give you more insight into what is happening for you – and can subtly influence your mindset towards positivity. Click here to access a link to her site where you can keep track of your positivity ratio.
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