Barbara Fredrikson is the author of Positivity and her work has shown that a reasonable aim is to have a ration of three “heartfelt” positive experiences to each negative experience. This formula requires positive experiences be authentic - just pasting a smile on your face or faking it does not meet the test of authenticity.
The ratio of one negative experience to three positive experiences is a tipping point and predicts whether people will flourish or languish.
Research shows that each individual has a set point for positive emotions. Some people more naturally gravitate to positivity whereas others more naturally gravitate toward negativity.
Because research finds that positivity is more beneficial, those with a general proclivity toward negativity may wonder if they are doomed to having a less happy and rewarding life.
Fortunately, they can actively increase their positivity and reap the benefits generated by being more authentically positive.
Teena Evert, MA, LMFT, CCTC, CCC, GCDF, CDBS is a Certified Career Counselor, Global Career Development Facilitator, Life Coach and Licensed Mental Health Professional. She helps her clients successfully navigate important transitions in their life and career with intention, clarity and purpose. She can help you get unstuck, identify your barriers, and move forward fearlessly into a bright future of your own design.
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