“The secret 2 Meaningful and Purposeful Living is to apply the 3 to1 rule of Positivity to your interpersonal relationships.” MWH
Almost every creature comes into world more wired for negativity than positivity or optimism. Why? Fight or flight response. Say you’re wandering through the woods and you fail to notice the pretty wildflowers under your feet. Inconvenient perhaps, but not catastrophic. Now imagine that the thing under your feet is a rattlesnake. Fail to notice this, and its good night, Mark. Which is why we give the bad things in our lives so much more attention than the good ones—a phenomenon known as a negative bias thinking. The more you defy your innate negativity bias, building from your strengths, finding relief, and embracing delight wherever you can, the more you become stronger in controlling your own way in life.
The impact of optimistic thinking and mindset is that all most magically more good things to happen in your life. Become a more optimistic thinker, and you’ll find that in spite of everything, when their is positivity in your life you will experience more happiness and positive interpersonal relationships. It won’t necessarily change the reality of the situation, but optimistic and rational thinking have a strong ripple effect on everyone coming in touch with you.
Negativity bias is the name for a psychological phenomenon by which humans pay more attention to and give more weight to negative rather than positive experiences or other kinds of information. The other side of the coin ” Positivity” can help your quality of life if you find a way to increase the ratio of positive thoughts and actions to negative ones by a 3 to 1 ratio. Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, professor of psychology, and investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in her latest research and book called Positivity reveals how positive emotions, fleeting as they are, can tip the scales toward a happier and more satisfying life. She estimates that 80% of Americans fall short of the ideal 3-to-1 positivity ratio when interacting with others. . Want to check how positive or negative you are? ? Just take Dr. Fredrickson’s 2-minute on-line quiz and see how you score. If you don’t have the time to take the quiz just reflect for second on this poem by Pablo Neruda:
Take bread away from me, if you wish,
take air away, but
do not take from me your laughter.
…it opens for me all the doors of life
Enjoy your weekend and come back Monday with a more positive outlook on life.