What’s the drill – July 24: A ratio to build up your emotional resilience

Researcher, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson wants you to infuse some more positivity into your life. And really, who could argue with that?

She discovered that experiencing positive emotions in a 3-to-1 ratio with negative ones leads people to a tipping point beyond which they naturally become more resilient to adversity.

Emotional resilience by purposefully building up your positivity muscle — seeking out positive experiences, expressing gratitude, looking on the bright side…

For some it takes more work and effort. But perhaps stay away from the dictionary when looking for positive emotion words and inspiration:

62% of the words for emotions in the dictionary are negative.


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