I am a totally committed follower of positive psychology. To read further on it, check out:
How to Harness Positive Psychology for You – Harvard
What is Positive Psychology?
Breaking down 8 Barriers to Positive Thinking – Infographic
11 Ways to Become a Better, More Positive You
How to Become a Positive Thinker
Positive, Happy People Suffer Less Pain
7 Exercises That Train Your Brain to Stay Positive
How this feeling could protect you against depression and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Positive emotions, especially the feeling of awe, have been linked to lower levels of inflammatory cytokines by a new study.
The research suggests that the positive feeling from enjoying the beauty of nature or getting lost in a painting or symphony can actually help protect the body against heart disease, arthritis, depression, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr Dacher Keltner, one of the study’s authors, said:
“That awe, wonder and beauty promote healthier levels of cytokines suggests that the things we do to experience these emotions — a walk in nature, losing oneself in music, beholding art — have a direct influence upon health and life expectancy.”
Across two different experiments, 200 people reported their emotions during the day, including the extent to which they felt:
- and pride.
Their cheeks were also swabbed…
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