Positive emotions are not just meant to make us feel good, psychologists claim. They help humanity to survive and give birth to new human beings, according to evolutionary experts. They also help us form bonds with others and connect with people who we want to be attached to. Our article will put you on an emotional rollercoaster — prepare your face muscles for a little smile-laugh workout.
Good news can actually improve your physical and mental health. It plays a major role in relieving depression and anxiety and improves your well-being. What’s more, it brings positive emotions that make people feel more socially connected. That’s why it is so important to balance this “informational” diet and add as many inspirational stories to your daily menu as possible.
Photos preserve memories through snapshots of events and daily life. It’s also a way for us to look back on the times that touched our hearts. Whatever positive emotions an image may evoke, it will definitely make us think about how wonderful it is to witness that moment in our lives.
Smiling is not just a contraction of your facial muscles. It stimulates our brains’ reward mechanisms, even more so than chocolate. According to recent studies, it reduces stress, so you physically and mentally feel as if you got a great night’s sleep. And it simply helps to generate more positive emotions within. That’s why we feel so much happier around little children and our beloved furry friends.
Although maintaining a fulfilling relationship sometimes calls for hard work, all of us strive to enjoy the blissful moments that love has to offer. According to science, being in love may be extremely rewarding — not only emotionally, but also physically. It has the ability to alleviate stress, reduce pain, heal wounds, and a plethora of other unexpected “side effects.”
So many people say comparing yourself to others is harmful and totally unhealthy. However, they never try to see it from a different perspective. Surprisingly, it’s possible to find your individuality (and not lose it, as it’s believed), and even boost your self-esteem. If the act of comparing yourself to others is making your stomach churn already, try to turn it into a positive habit instead. As some people put it: if you can’t beat them, join them.
We all know that laughter makes our lives longer. There are some people that radiate positive emotions. When you’re near them, you start to smile and your mood improves, even on the saddest days. These people are able to see a silver lining in any situation.
Having a positive outlook on life can be a healthy thing that helps you get through hard times. However, positivity can also be toxic, if it’s insincere and you’re suppressing your real emotions. And that can harm your emotional and mental state.
The only area that people of both sexes are comfortable letting strangers touch is their hands, according to a study. But women around the world regularly have to deal with unwanted physical interactions and it’s pretty common that women get touched on their waist when someone is trying to get past them in the crowd. Although, for some people, this gesture may not seem like a big deal at first, it actually may be perceived as offensive and intrusive by many women.
Not all days are equally good. Some of them are like never-ending Mondays and we really need a rush of positive emotions. This photo compilation is meant to bring joy to you. It’s got brave firemen, the birthday of a dog, and a moving meeting of sisters that will remind you that there are more good things in the world than there are bad ones.
Look at your graduation album and the photos of your parents when they were high-school students. Why do they look adult and serious at that age, while you still look young and fresh? There are a bunch of logical explanations for this and it’s true that humankind really looks younger year-by-year.
Family archives are a constant source of positive emotions. The photos can be touching, sometimes too serious or, on the contrary, carefree. The people in these photos are just ordinary men and women who decided to share something very personal with the rest of the world so that we would always remember that family is about love, respect, and smiles. These are the moments of strong feelings, children’s mischief, or chance meetings that were captured on camera.
If you’ve ever seen the movie Inception, you’re probably familiar with lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is when a person is aware they’re dreaming. It’s a kind of hybrid state between sleeping and being awake. And it looks like scientist found a way to use this state for good purposes.
Admit it, most of us like staring at good-looking things. And there are some advantages in this process. Beauty not only gives us positive emotions and helps us recover from stress, but it can actually heal us. Let’s check to see if there are any benefits while laying your eyes on these charming women.
All of us have probably experienced situations where we’ve entered a grocery store to buy bread and left with bags full of different foods. And we’re lucky if bread was among those foods, otherwise, we had to go back to the store again. Why does this happen?
Sometimes we feel down and don’t see how wonderful the world and its inhabitants are. In these moments let’s open up our eyes wider. Animals are an endless source of positive emotions and can have therapeutic effect on us.
All of us experience passive aggressive-behavior on a regular basis. It’s when someone expresses their negative feelings subtly through their actions instead of handling them directly. And most of us have shown this kind of behavior ourselves at least once, let’s be honest. Normally it’s hard to deal with passive aggression, but some people have a real talent for expressing it so hilariously that it causes more positive emotions than negative.
A close bond between you and your baby is formed much earlier then you might think. According to a Psychological Science study, a fetus can sense the mother’s psychological state. Unborn babies get signals through your body (and soul) so it’s your job to give positive ones.
According to statistics, almost 27% of people have permanent trouble falling asleep and 73% of people face this problem on an occasional basis. But the causes of poor sleep aren’t always related to health problems. Some evening habits that seem pretty normal to us can actually have a negative impact on our sleep and even cause insomnia.
Usually strong feelings are difficult to put into words. The heroes of this photo compilation have experienced a wide spectrum of positive emotions — from quiet happiness after returning home from a complex operation to feeling simple joy over a funny gift or their first slice of pizza. The expressions on these people’s faces can tell us more about their experiences than any words could. Hopefully they manage to lift your spirits!