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Top 15 Positive Feeling Words and Positive Emotions

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Top 15 Positive Feeling Words and Positive Emotions

Find below a list of the top 15 positive feeling words. The list is made based on the research and accumulated knowledge of Positive Words Research.

 1. Grateful

In this category, are include positive feelings such as appreciation (being appreciative and appreciated), thankfulness (being thankful), gratitude.

2. Joyful

In this category, are include positive feelings such as contentment, cheerfulness (being cheerful), happiness (being happy), laughing, funniness, delight (being delightful).

3. Relieved

In this category, are include positive feelings such as relaxation (being relaxed), letting go, forgiveness, security (being secure), safety (being safe), satisfaction (being satisfied), comfort (being comfortable), acceptance, well-being, ease.

4. Free

In this category: being free, authenticity (being authentic), financial freedom, creativity (feeling creative).

5. Peaceful

In this category, are include positive feelings such as equanimity, awareness, clarity, mind emptiness, centered, calm, serenity, meditation, tranquility, feeling peace in your mind on a constant basis (mind peacefulness).

6. Loving

In this category, are include positive feelings such as kindness (being kind), loving-kindness, love, warmth, loving affection, generosity (being generous), self-love, feeling the love of all things, heartwarming, feeling the love in your heart, feeling lovable.

7. Hopeful

In this category, are include positive feelings such as good hope, positive expectation, trust, optimism (being optimistic), positive thinking (using positive words), positivity, positive attitude.

8. Purposeful

In this category, are include positive feelings such as feeling mission oriented (that you have a mission in life), feeling that you have and know your life purpose, knowing your short term and long terms goals.

9. Connected

In this category, are include positive feelings such as connectedness, openness (being open), sociability (being sociable), friendliness, larger than yourself, feeling that your heart is connected with the hearts of all alive people, mindfulness.

10. Confident

In this category, are include positive feelings such as beautiful (inside and out), successful, accomplished, fulfilled, pride (being proud), self-confidence, feeling powerful, inner smile.

11. Curious

In this category, are include positive feelings such as curiosity, interest, passion, exploring, adventure, discovering, learning, inspiration (being inspired).

12. Enthusiastic

In this category, are include positive feelings such as enthusiasm, innocence, pleasant surprises, the feeling that some things are a miracle, excited, amazement (being amazed), euphoria, awed, stunned.

13. Healthy

In this category, are include positive feelings such as vitality, aliveness.

14. Spiritual

In this category, are include positive feelings such as spiritual, bliss (being blissful), greatness, enlightened, feeling unlimited, feeling the perfection of all things as they are, feeling infinite, feeling the Divine.

15. Prosperous

In this category, are include positive feelings such as abundance (feeling abundant), the feeling that your needs are met in a happy, kind way.

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For more positive feeling words check out this list of positive words.

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Positive Thinking Helped Me Secure a Great Job

How Positive Thinking Helped Me Secure a Great JobIf you would have told two years ago that I would be writing an article about how I secured a great job though the power of positive thinking, I would have laughed, probably. I was in a real slump, and all I could think about was finding some work. I was confident I could snap out of my perpetual bad mood if only I could get hired, and feel more secure about my career. But I found out it actually works the other way around.

It wasn’t the job that was going to make me happy. My negative attitude kept me from landing my dream job. Once I managed to sort that out, everything else just fell into place. I imagine everyone knows about the great things positive thinking can do for you. You probably know some of these things from your own experience.

I’m not going to go into too much detail about the situation I was in before I found the position I’m currently holding. Every situation is unique, and though I hope some of you are going to benefit from my story, I realize everyone has to find the solutions that work best for them. Suffice to say, I was in a pretty sorry state.

Friends kept telling me I need to snap out of it. Easier said than done. But eventually, I felt like I ran out of options, so I tried doing some positive thinking exercises. The first thing I did was to try to include as many positive words as I could in my daily conversations. You wouldn’t believe how much that changed my perspective! I tried finding the good aspects in every situation, even the ones that seemed to have nothing positive about them, so I could describe in positive, rather than negative terms.

This helped me understand that there is value in negative emotions, if you look at them in the right light. I was missing out on a great opportunity to learn new things about myself, and to really figure out want I wanted from life, by focusing on the way these emotions made me feel. I started to think about why I had these feelings in the first place, and get at the root of the problem. And then I tried finding solutions.

I started going out more, and talking to people about my passions, about the things that really interested me, rather than focusing all my conversations on my dire situation (which, as it turned out, wasn’t all that dire after all). I found people that shared the same interests.

I discovered that a positive attitude has a tendency to spread to the people around. If I was in a jolly mood, the people around tended to be as well. And their optimism enhanced mine. Being surrounded by positive people made me want to get proactive, so I started taking online courses, and polishing my skills. Now, I had new things to add to my CV.

All of a sudden, I started getting calls for interviews, thanks to the network of friends and acquaintances I had built, and my improved resume.

Positive thinking also allowed me to reconsider the jobs I was being offered. I realized that, back in the days when I felt down, nothing would satisfy. I always found some minor detail in every job description that bothered me, or something I didn’t like about the interviewer. Silly things like this, that kept me from enjoying the opportunities I was given.

By focusing on my positive feelings, I realized there was a whole world of possibilities out there. I just couldn’t see them, because I was so wrapped up in my negative attitude towards everything.

If I had been offered the job I have now when I was stuck in that bubble of negativity, I would have found some reason to turn it down, or accept it reluctantly. Negative emotions, such as frustration, or anger, have a way of ruining your whole thought process.

I guess the point I’m trying to make here is that positive thinking allowed me to get a great job because it allowed me to see it as a great job. It made a person other people want to be around, a person others could trust to get the job done.

Finding a good job isn’t just about sending your resume every which way, until someone hires you. It’s about how you relate to that job, how well you interact with the other people working there. It’s about the environment you’re going to work in. And the environment you make for yourself and those around you is really up to you.

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Author bio: Amanda Wilks is a Boston University and a Contributing Editor at Job Application Center. She has a great interest in everything related to job-seeking, career-building, and entrepreneurship and loves helping people reach their true potential.

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10 Behaviors Optimistic People Have

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10 Behaviors Optimistic People Have

There some behaviors all optimists tend to share that immediately make them stand out in a crowd.

Some believe that practicing these behaviors every day could actually turn a pessimist into an optimist.

1. Optimists Tend to Think in Idealistic Terms

Because optimists tend to see the positive side to everything, they are also more likely to think in idealistic terms. For this reason, it’s great to have an optimist around when you’re embarking on a new project because they can give the courage and motivation you need to take on any challenge. Idealism tends to be contagious.

2. They Are Forgiving

Optimists are really great at finding the good in every person or situation. This is way, they never really hold a grudge. They may be a little bit disappointed, because of their idealistic nature. But they’ll always be quick to forgive and forget, because, deep down, they know everything happens for a reason, and nobody is really to blame in most situations.

3. Optimists Lead Healthier Lives

It’s a scientific fact that optimists are healthier than pessimists. That’s not just because having a positive attitude every day tends to lower your stress levels. Optimists are more likely to engage in healthy behaviors, such as exercising and eating healthy. And because they tend to have a really positive outlook on everything, they’re more likely to continue with these behaviors, even if they don’t see results immediately.

4. Optimists Don’t Give Up

Because they tend to focus more on the positive side of things, optimists tend to stick with a task for a longer period of time, even when things aren’t working out as expected. It helps that they don’t stress out about all the things that could go wrong, and just focus on what they have to do, and that great feeling of having accomplished something that comes in the end. They can look past minor setbacks, and see them as learning opportunities.

5. They Focus on Future Possibilities

Optimists don’t really focus so much on the present. When they look at current actions and events, all they see is the world of possibilities behind them. It keeps them motivated, and willing to put in the extra legwork to see their vision achieved. But it can also lead to some frustration, and sloppiness when things aren’t moving as fast as they would like them to.

6. They’re More Prone to Taking Risks

Optimists can’t really see all the dangers involved in a task because they don’t see them dangers. They think more in terms of challenges, or puzzles begging to be solved. As such, they are more likely to be risk takers. This tends to make optimists more successful in the long run. All they really focus on is the rewards they are bound to get at the end of the day. Optimists also tend to have higher self-esteem, which means it’s easier for them to see themselves as being capable of accomplishing anything.

7. They Care About Helping Others

Optimistic people make a habit out of helping whenever they can. This practice comes from their belief in people, and what they can accomplish. Because optimists trust not only themselves but everyone around them as well. They know, deep down, that the small amount of time and resources they are gifting is going to bring great benefits for everyone involved. And because they tend to take a genuine interest in other people’s lives, they are more skilled at reading those subtle signs that let them know exactly what others need.

8. Optimists Sleep Better

Pessimists and people who tend to overthink stuff, in general, have a hard time falling asleep, tossing and turning over every little thing that might go wrong in some distant future. Optimists don’t worry about these things so much, and as a result, they tend to sleep better and wake up more refreshed.

9. They’re Proactive

Instead of looking at a problem from every single angle, considering every possible solution, and all the ways in which they could fail, optimists tend to just jump straight in. They are confident in their abilities, and the abilities of those around them. They believe that if anything comes up, they are sure to find a solution as they go. And they find it easier to think as they go, rather than sitting around, making plans.

10. Optimists Tend to Look for Creative Solutions

When it comes to a solution, optimists have a talent, and an inclination, to move away from the beaten path. They tend to be more creative in general, but they’re really excellent when it comes to problem-solving. This is partly due to their natural self-confidence, and partly due to their dynamic and active personality. Since they have the ability to see so much potential in the world around, optimists have a tendency to get bored with stuffy, tried and tested formulas.

Optimists, in general, are distinguished by their strong belief in the ultimate good of the world. Practicing these behaviors might help in that direction, even if you’re not yet thoroughly convinced.

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4 Most Beautiful Words from the English Language

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I found this post on twitter today:

The 4 most beautiful words in English language from this tweet are:

AURORA (n.) down.

INEFFABLE (adj.) too great to be expressed in words.

ETHEREAL (adj.) extremely delicate, light, not of this world.

JOUSKA (n) a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.

The words aurora, ethereal and jouska were not added to the list of positive words and I need to add them. The word jouska can be a positive word if it is a happy, joyful and positive hypothetical conversation.

Have a lovely day. Hope you enjoy this tweet.

Elena D. Calin
Positive Words Research
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Positive Words Can Change Your Brain

words can change your brainThe positive words you choose to use can literally change your brain.

While researching about positive words this article came up: “Speak with kindness: How your words literally restructure your brain“. From this article you can understand the followings:

Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University, and Mark Robert Waldman, a communications expert, have written together the book, “Words Can Change Your Brain.” In this book, they write, “a single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.” When we use positive words like “love”, “peace” and “loving-kindness”, we can modify our brain functions by increasing cognitive reasoning and strengthening areas in our frontal lobes. Using positive words more often than negative words can activate the motivational centers of the brain, propelling them into action.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, when we use negative words, we are preventing certain neurochemicals from being produced which contribute to stress management. So, when we allow negative words and concepts into our thoughts, we are increasing the activity in our brain’s fear center (the amygdala), and causing stress-producing hormones to flood our system. These hormones and neurotransmitters interrupt the logic and reasoning processes in the brain and inhibit normal functionality. Newberg and Waldman write, “Angry words send alarm messages through the brain, and they partially shut down the logic-and-reasoning centers located in the frontal lobes.”

An excerpt from their book tells us how using the positive words can literally change our reality:

“By holding a positive and optimistic [word] in your mind, you stimulate frontal lobe activity. This area includes specific language centers that connect directly to the motor cortex responsible for moving you into action. And as our research has shown, the longer you concentrate on positive words, the more you begin to affect other areas of the brain.

Functions in the parietal lobe start to change, which changes your perception of yourself and the people you interact with. A positive view of yourself will bias you toward seeing the good in others, whereas a negative self-image will include you toward suspicion and doubt. Over time the structure of your thalamus will also change in response to your conscious words, thoughts, and feelings, and we believe that the thalamic changes affect the way in which you perceive reality.”

A study done by Positive Psychology further elaborates on the effects of using positive words. A large group of adults aged 35-54 were asked to write down three things that went well for them that day, including an explanation of why. This exercise is also called “the gratitude and appreciation journal”. Over the next three months, their degrees of happiness continued to increase, and their feelings of depression continued to decrease, even though they had discontinued the writing experiment. By focusing and reflecting on positive language, thoughts, feelings, and emotions, we can improve our overall well-being and increase the functionality of our brain.

What words do you choose to focus your energy on? If you notice your life isn’t exactly “happy,” try carrying a journal with you, for a week, to keep track of how often you use positive words. Then insert your written thoughts in our online free application Positive Words Researcher and check the words you have used in your thinking in the last week. The online tool also gives you a list of positive words not thought of you, so you can learn new ones and improve your positive thinking.


Researching more about positive words the next article came up: Words Can Change Your Brain.

The author of this article start with a funny affirmation: “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can change your brain. That’s right.”.

From this article, you can understand that positive words can “alter the expression of the genes”, “propel the motivational centers of the brain into action” and “build resiliency”.

In comparison with good words, “angry words send alarm messages through the brain, and they partially shut down the logic-and-reasoning centers located in the frontal lobes,” write Newberg and Waldman in the book “Words Can Change Your Brain”.


Researching, even more, another article came up: How Do Words, such as Yes and No, Change Our Brains and Lives?

This author of this article writes about the neuroscience of language, consciousness, and communication. One of the conclusions written in the article is ” to modify Compassionate Communication in a fundamental way: when conversing with others, we should limit ourselves, whenever possible, to speaking for 20 or 30 seconds, for even a single sentence can contain more than 4 chunks of information. When we limit ourselves to this 30-second “rule,” the brain quickly adapts by filtering out irrelevant information. There’s another advantage to speaking briefly: it interrupts our ability to express negative emotions.”


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