How positive emotions get you going

How better to start the new year than by showing the effect of positive emotions. People that experience more positivity in their lives feel happier, are healthier and live longer

Positive emotions make you more creative and open for new things. You connect to others more easily. A tunnel vision turns into a bird’s eye view. And positivity makes you feel more like experimenting. That is exactly why after a wonderful night out I suddenly have plenty of creative workshop exercise ideas.

As the ‘broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions’ of Dr Barbara Fredrickson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows: positivity makes you flourish in the long run. You develop more skills and resources. And you become more resilient: you get back into the game much quicker after facing less-agreeable circumstances.