Our hearts are like a safe in the energy bank of our bodies. We each have our own security personnel in the form of a personal energy field that protects us and determines how we feel, think and function. This energy field ensures the safety of our hearts. And since there is energy everywhere we have to be aware of how to keep making positive deposits into our bank account.
Here are 5 key benefits to inspire you to practice being positive.
1. Stress Reduction
Positive thoughts counter the negative effects of stress. For example, you can't be thankful and stressed at the same time.
2. Social Interaction
Positive people have more friends which is a key factor of happiness. (Robert D. Putnam)
Marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a 5 to 1 ratio of positive to negative interactions whereas when the ratio approaches 1 to 1, marriages are more likely to end in divorce. (John Gottman)
4. Performance at Work
Positive people are able to see the big picture which helps them identify solutions where as negative people maintain a narrower perspective and tend to focus on problems. (Barbara Fredrickson) Positive work environments outperform negative work environments. (Daniel Goleman) In the workplace positive people are more likely to receive greater support from their colleagues and as result receive pay raises and promotions more frequently.
5. Life Expectancy
Positive people live longer. (A Primer in Positive Psychology, Christopher Petersen, PhD)
I have studied the research on the positive effects of being positive and the negative affects of being negative. The research is clear. It really does pay to be positive and the benefits are numerous. The ancient yogis have been teaching this for thousands of years. In Sutra 1.3...
Yoga frees you from the drama, the tragedy, the saga your mind creates and allows you to experience your True Joyful Self
We have a choice in being positive. We can consciously develop a habit of looking for the good. A habit where you can expect people to treat you in a positive way. Why? Because through the way we think and act we teach other people how to treat us in return.