Heaven High and Happy Thursday!
This morning I watched a video (which I have added to the bottom of this post) that reminded me about the power of gratitude and positivity. I wanted to pay it forward by sharing my insight on the topic and showing you this wonderful video as well.
Scientists and researchers have done an extensive amount of research on what emotional intelligence (being optimistic, showing your appreciation, smiling, being happy, etc.) can do to your overall well-being. Their findings are incredibly powerful and can be summarized in these three points:
#1) You Will Attract Positivity
Being positive is one of the best things that you can do for your personal and professional life. Being optimistic has been scientifically proven to increase happiness, productivity, and success (in various forms). When you show your gratitude, you are showing positivity in one form. Saying “Thank you” and showing your appreciation is a conscious decision to acknowledge your blessings and will attract other positive actions and people.
#2) You Will Attract Opportunities
Working in a corporation (being a cog in a corporate machine) can really put a damper in your positivity and can breed negativity through the anonymity that is involved in big corporations. Instead of being frustrated at your current position, look at how you can create a positive atmosphere for yourself and the people around you. It will breed positive opportunities because you will be much more attuned to doing a good job.
When you are happy, optimistic, and show your appreciation toward others; your drive for success is further enhanced. When you are driven by positivity, you will succeed more often. When you succeed more often, those achievements help to fuel your positivity. It is a fantastic cycle of happiness.
#3) You Can Focus On What’s Important
Research has shown that the brain is fairly incapable of doing more than one conscious thing at once. In other words, multitasking just splits our attention. Instead of thinking that we are being more efficient by doing two things at the same time, you should focus on the important task at hand. Focusing on that task will aid you in savoring the present moment and focusing on the good.
Let me leave you with this adorable but informative video about showing gratitude and positivity in your life:
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Well, until next time! B BOP!