Those recording their daily blessings were found to do better in a range of measures of wellbeing including having a more optimistic view of one’s life, experiencing a generally more positive mood, showing a greater propensity to help others, and even exercising more.
Developing skills in experiencing and expressing gratitude can help us connect with others.
Don’t spend your energy on things that drain you, but on things you enjoy that bring value to yourself and others. Watching the list of things you need to get done slowly grow is incredibly stressful.
So when something new comes along, substitute that task for one that’s not generating results.
This information will help you with making the hard decisions and doing what is really important. Your time is your most precious resource; invest it well.
Every minute spent on a task is one less minute of your life.
There are many things we can do to enhance and increase the presence of positive emotions for us.
Learning how to appreciate the little things in life is one good way.
Positive emotions have been shown to be linked to good physical health.
According to some researchers people who experience positive emotions are likely to live longer, enjoy better immune functioning, and recover more effectively from treatment for heart disease.