How to fill up the room you are in with positive feelings! Positive feelings are an essential part of our mental and emotional health. They not only affect our mood but also have a significant impact on our physical health. When we feel happy, excited, and hopeful, our body releases “happiness” chemicals that reduce stress, decrease pain, boost immunity, and improve overall health. On the other hand, negative emotions like anxiety, fear, and anger can lead to chronic diseases and decrease the quality of life. Therefore, it is essential to cultivate positive feelings and spread them to others.
We can feel two strong emotions simultaneously, but our brain always favors the dominant one. If you focus on negative energy, it will amplify and overpower you. However, if you cultivate an atmosphere of laughter, gratitude, or positivity, you will feel a sense of joy. Think of being in a dark room and turning on the light. The darkness is still present, but the light is so intense that it doesn’t have any impact. The goal should be to fill the room with positivity and maintain a bright light to prevent the darkness from consuming you.
Ok great, so how do we do that?
To fill up the room with positive feelings, we must create a positive environment. This means surrounding ourselves with positive people, objects, and experiences and identifying the negative influences, and getting rid of anything that brings us sorrow.
Positive people are those who inspire, motivate, and support us. It is our tribe, and these people are our biggest cheerleaders. They are the ones who bring out the best in us and make us feel good about ourselves. By surrounding ourselves with positive people, we can create a supportive and inspiring environment. This goes also for objects and experiences that bring us joy and happiness. It can be anything from a favorite song, to a beautiful memory, or a good book. By filling our environment with positive objects and experiences, we can create a space that inspires and uplifts us.
Letting go of negative influences is also essential to creating a positive environment. This could mean anything from shutting off the news, asking someone to stop complaining, getting rid of objects, or letting go of toxic relationships, negative self-talk, and unhealthy habits.
Don’t forget, negativity is often contagious, and it’s crucial to cut it off at the source before it spreads throughout the room and your life. When we let go of negativity, we free up space for positivity to enter our lives. Once you cut the negative stressors out of your life, you can start filling it with positive emotions. The most effective way is through gratitude. Gratitude is the practice of being thankful for what we have and acknowledging the goodness in our lives. When we focus on what we are grateful for, we shift our attention from the problems to the blessings. Practicing gratitude has been proven to improve overall well-being, increase happiness, and reduce stress.
Let’s explore some ways to create a positive environment in a room. One of them is through music. Music has the power to change our mood and create a positive atmosphere. Choose upbeat and cheerful music, and if you can sing even better. Singing doesn’t only trigger the release of endorphins, your feel-good hormone; but also releases oxytocin, the hormone which helps relieve anxiety and stimulates feelings of trust.
Another way to create positive energy is through physical activity. When you move your body, it increases your blood flow and releases endorphins, which improve mood and energy levels. You can choose any kind of movement: yoga, walking, gym, or even dance. The important is to move your body, so choose whatever makes you happy, and you will feel better and fill the room with positivity.
Lastly, we can create a positive environment when we smile… even if we don’t feel like it. Smiling (even a fake smile according to studies) also releases endorphins, which are your natural mood boosters. This can lead to an immediate increase in feelings of happiness and positivity. Moreover, a smile is contagious and makes others around us feel more positive and happier. You can spread smiles with small acts of kindness, such as complimenting someone, spending time with someone, or offering to help someone in need. It can create a ripple effect of smiles and happiness.
Filling up a room with positive feelings is essential for overall happiness and productivity. Remember, positivity is contagious, and when we fill our space with it; we can attract beautiful things to our lives, spread the energy around us, and be happier. Your goal should have positive emotions as the dominant one in the room, so turn that light on with all these tools and let’s shine brighter so we surround ourselves with positivity and don’t even see the negativity.
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