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We are often told how important it is to be there for our spouse or loved one when they are feeling down, but research shows it is just as important to be there when they are feeling good too. So when someone shares something about their day that made them happy or feel good, make sure you're actually listening and enjoying it with them.

Small talk can improve feelings of belonging and positive affect.

Kids who are allowed to play freely have greater social success as adults. Unstructured play time allows children to develop the flexibility needed to adapt to changing circumstances and environments - an ability that comes in very handy when life becomes unpredictable as an adult.

Believing you've slept well even if you haven't improves cognitive ability. Type of placebo effect?

Visualizing positive outcomes reduces stress response in your brain.

Visualizing positive outcomes reduces stress response in your brain.

A "must have the best" mindset can magnify regret and dissatisfaction.

A "must have the best" mindset can magnify regret and dissatisfaction.

Couples who discuss "relationship movies" lower divorce rate.

who discuss "relationship movies" have lower divorce rate.

Never stop using your brain! A new study finds how living a more "intellectual life" can protect against future dementia and cognitive decline.

Sense of purpose and meaning lengthens lifespan. It's a lot easier to live longer when you have something to live for.

Individuals who don't believe in free will show reduced self-control. Because if you really believe you have no control over your life, why bother?

Anger in the right situation can be motivating and improve well-being.

The more meaningful and relevant a topic is to you and your own life, the easier it will be to learn it.

The more meaningful and relevant a topic is to you and your own life, the easier it will be to learn it.

Playing Tetris can reduce urges to eat, smoke, and drink.

Hmmm I didn't know this?

Psychology Study: Abundance can make us forget to appreciate the small things.

Just because some things are difficult here and now doesn't mean that will always be the case. Understanding this can help make things a lot less stressful and burdensome.

Hiding the "real you" at work can hurt motivation and productivity

Hiding the "real you" at work can hurt motivation and productivity

Frequent arguments with family, friends, and neighbors can double risk of death in middle age.

My crazy ass Sister-in-law

Thinking of positive memories can motivate future behaviors. Individuals who were told to think of a positive experience about exercise reported more exercise the following week.

Thinking of positive memories can motivate future behaviors.

Instead of telling your kids, "You're really smart" say, "Good try!" or "I like the way you did that." Encourage and reward effort and practice. The same goes for how you praise yourself too.

Sad music enhances positive emotions when you "appreciate its beauty." I have noticed this.

In a new study, individuals who were told that they were going for a "scenic walk" rather than an "exercise walk" were less likely to perceive the activity as physical exercise, and also less likely to snack afterwards - because they didn't feel they needed to "reward" themselves for their physical activity.

Stress reduces when shared with people in a similar situation. It's always nice to know someone else feels the same way as you - makes your feelings more "normal.

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