We need positive and negative emotions

we need positive and negative emotions

We need positive and negative emotions. The positive to thrive and bloom, the negative to survive and both to communicate with others. Here is something I think you should test.

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Positive psychology is a quite new term even if researchers and science has known this for roughly twenty years. My role models is Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, even though it is a man called Dr. Martin Seligman that identified this area. It is a strong tool in finding more positive meaning, positive emotions and a long term advantage for you and your fellow humans.

So, to test this, here is an exercise also available as the course Find positive meaning

Time needed: 5 minutes.

There is a number of positive emotions like Joy, Gratefulness, Gratitude, Calm, Interest, Hope, Pride, Lust, Inspiration, Awe and Love. In this exercise you will reflect on the last day and find a positive meaning/emotion in different experiences and events. You will find a long term advantage with the events you chose.

  1. Find the worst experience during the day and reflect

    Even if you had a good day surely the experiences and mood have gone up and down during the day so if you want to call it the least best experience that is of course ok. Document a positive meaning/emotion and a long term advantage for someone regarding this event.

  2. Find the most ordinary experience during the day and reflect

    Document a positive meaning/emotion and a long term advantage for someone regarding this event.

  3. Find the best experience during the day and reflect

    Document a positive meaning/emotion and a long term advantage for someone regarding this event.

Summary

Positive psychology comes from, as many other things, science and research. It will be widely spread and I am an advocate for this and appreciative inquiry, two areas which will help you reach sustainable health

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Per Olsson

Leader with a purpose in life, to strengthen sustainable public health.Ledare med ett syfte i livet, att stärka den hållbara folkhälsan.