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Learn to be willfully Positive! Make it a habit

Learn to be willfully Positive! Make it a habit!.

Positive psychology is producing a growing scientific basis for understanding positive emotion, engagement and meaning.

These states are valuable in their own right because they fight depression, engender more life satisfaction and promote learning, particularly creative learning.

According to the research in positive psychology, there are five key ingredients necessary for people to ‘flourish’:

Active Appreciation Or Grateful Thinking

These points of appreciation can be small things in life, maybe the something that you would normally overlook.

Each time you write, remember, recall or relive a good moment such as the above, our mood is momentarily lifted.

Doing this over time has a distinct accumulative effect. In addition to the accumulative factor, it is setting the thought process on a positive trajectory which because of the associative patterning in our thought process refers us forward to further positive thoughts.

In other words we get on the positive track and once there, it is easier to stay there and to stay positive.

The second factor that is protective of our mood is being able to look forward to something, however small

This is really about establishing a practice of good things ahead. They can of course be big things like holidays, but it appears that the smaller things frequently looked forward to have the greater effect

Good habits reap positive rewards.