The Power of Positive Words

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To me, a positive word equals a positive mindset. The language you use can change the path of your entire day.

Positivity in terms of the words that you use day-to-day is one of the best ways to improve your state of mind, yet it is a way that we often overlook.

This is why I am here today to tell you the importance of positive words in my life and the ways that I try to use them.

Meditation

One way that I try to stay positive is to meditate as and when I can. This links to positive words because while I am being mindful of the thoughts and feelings that come and go, I try to keep as many positive words flowing through my mind.

Whether it is just sitting down, closing your eyes and taking deep breaths while going through positive language in your mind. Possibly downloading an app for mindfulness, reading a book about it or even using podcasts, there are endless ways to incorporate positivity into your life. If you use any of these methods you will find that the positive words will begin to flow into your world with little to no effort.

Compliments

When someone compliments you, you find your mood picking up entirely, don’t you? So why not gift that feeling to someone else.

It is important to let the people around you know that they have done something well, one of the best ways to do this is affirmation through positive language.

Another person that you must remember to shower with positivity is yourself. If you’re willing to raise someone else’s love for themselves, you have to include the one person who is always there. Yes, you!

Rewards

All the way through your life there is always rewards systems. For example, behaving well in school often wound up coming back to you in the form of a certificate, trophy or another prize. These objects would always be plastered from top to bottom with positive words. This validation of good behaviour, positive contributions or effort in school would be what every child wanted. This is reflected forever in many other situations.

Reward yourself, tell yourself all of the positive impacts that you have made. Let your mind go and explore all of the possible positive words that you could use to describe your achievements.

Setting goals can be helpful in this aspect, useful objectives that can help yourself and others.

Times of stress

As a student who has gone through their GCSE’s, AS’ and being a hair away from beginning my A-Level exams, stress is particularly rife.

It is extremely easy to get yourself in a slight huff during exam season, this is why keeping the vibes positive is important in situations like that, especially within education.

Writing a list of positive words is something that I have found incredibly helpful in stressful situations. As I said at the start, positive words can completely transform your mindset. Times that require an expanded mindset are the ones that you need the most positivity.

Overall, I truly believe that using positive language day-to-day is potentially one of the most underrated ways to improve your life.

By sharing my opinion on positive words and how they affect me, I hope that others will be inspired to delve into their own use of productive language.

Charlotte Yorke
(Photo Credits: Sam Herdman)

A short bio about the writer: My name is Charlotte Yorke and I am an eighteen year old A-Level Student in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. I am beginning my exciting journey into the world of Journalism by beginning my Undergraduate Degree at Staffordshire University in September 2017. I am an avid reader and writer, I thoroughly enjoy expressing myself through the written word. Link to my blog: www.yorkeonline.wordpress.comyorkeonline

Positive Words Research After 4 Years

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Dear Readers,

It’s been a wonderful journey so far, but I couldn’t have done it without you, my loyal readers.

Happy Magic Blissful Wonderful Lovely Joyful Awesome Easter to everybody!

Let me share with you the story of…

Positive Words Research After 4 Years

I am Elena Daniela Calin, 34 years old currently. I started to research positive words in 2012. A lot of things in my life led me to do this. Like Steve Jobs said: You can not connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect the dots looking backward.

So in 2012 I was researching the words GRATITUDE and APPRECIATE, not appreciation… appreciate! I was writing the family of words for these 2 words.. on paper. I got bored eventually I realized it was a lot of work to research all these positive words. In 2013 I decided to make a blog in WordPress and call it Positive Words Research because this is what I thought I was doing… I was researching positive words.

After posting some things about positive words, I decided to make a list. I was adding one by one the words in the list because I wanted to include them in my vocabulary first. Then something truly MAGIC happened. People all around the planet started commenting on the list and sharing more positive words to add to the list.

In time the list becomes the best list of positive words in the world. Since 2013 until now the website PositiveWordsResearch.com had more than 14 million views. In December 2016 plus January 2017 had more than 2,5 million views.

In time I translated the list of positive words in more languages, including Spanish, Italian, German etc.

I also made the first and single list of positive words in Romanian, my native language. The people from my country are so happy about this and they finally can embrace positive thinking because positive words are the secret to “easily crack” positive thinking and now they have it.

Two days ago I held the first course of positive words in my country and most probably in the entire world. 14 people came to that course. Everyone liked it, they were phenomenally amazed.

I have so many wonderful plans for positive words in the next years to come. When I started this project in 2013 the positive words on the internet were approximately none. Now, after more than 4 years, when you put positive words or beautiful words in google there are so many pictures with words and their explanation, lots of clouds with positive words, lots of articles written by so many websites about the extraordinary power of positive words. I am happy, I am grateful. I see my dream, in reality, it has come to fruition.

What have I learned from this journey that started in 2012?

A single person can change the world… with the help of the entire world.


Happy Easter Everyone!
Many Blessings to You and Pure Love and Light!

Play The Positive Words Game!

Positive Words GamePositive Words Research has launched this new game with positive words. The game is beautiful, fun and connects you with positive people all around the world. It adds positivity in the entire world, through the power of your name and the power of positive words. Words have power and your name has power. Add positive words and your name together and you can instantly brighten your day and the day of people around you.

How to play the positive words game? Very simple, just:

Write a positive word, that begins with the first letter of your name. It can be only one word. And, share this game on Facebook, so that your friends can also write a beautiful word for you.

Inspire yourself from our list of positive words. This game is created by Elena.

Beautiful Words! Play the Game of Positive Words!

Positive Words Research has launched a new game with positive words. This game is simple, yet beautiful and powerful. The game adds positivity to you, through the power of your name. Words have power. You name has power. Add these two together and you can instantly brighten your day. The game is played like this:

Write a positive word, that begins with the first letter of your name. It can be only one word. And, share on your Facebook wall, so that your friends can also write a beautiful word for you.

Inspire yourself from this list of positive words. This game with beautiful words is created by Elena.

Positive Adjectives Used In The Classroom

positive adjectives classroom POSITIVE ADJECTIVES – Can the use of positive adjectives in the classroom make a difference in children’s well-being? Definitely YES. Discover from an English teacher how and why.

Have you ever heard of a perfect classroom? I’ve not, but if you have, then that’s probably a myth. As a teacher, you may have noticed that every student is different. Some are good in academics, some are good in sports. Some have excellent social skills, while the others take the time to open up. Some are cheerful and zesty yet some remain silent. Some are excited about the class and some just want to hear the bell go off.

My class was no different, and I initially had problems dealing with my students.

My Classroom

I teach a group of young fifth graders, 35 to be accurate, who are all 10-11 years old. Unlike my other classes, the first week with my new students wasn’t comfortable as many of them were distracted and some even seemed disinterested in what they were learning. Only a few took interest and participated while there were some who wanted to talk but kept holding themselves back. It gets really tough, especially when you’re teaching ESL to them. I started to doubt my teaching skills, but turns out it wasn’t me after all (phew!). I took a gasp of relief and tried to get to the real problem and fix it early on.

By observing my students and by finding out more about their background, I narrowed down to a list of 14 students who had some problems that were affecting their behavior. My observations unveiled the fact that many of those 14 students had family issues, a troubled household, and lack of attention causing loneliness. A few felt insecure about their appearance and how they were being picked on by others.

These were some serious issues that are enough to damage your self-confidence and make you unhappy.

Introducing Positive Adjectives: The Chosen Words

I planned to reinforce some positivity in my classroom, and what better way to do it than using ‘words’, right? Yes. Using positive adjectives in my class was the best solution. Students need to have a positive approach towards life and positive words, appreciation, and encouragement are a vital part of their early development.

So I made a list of 12 simple positive adjectives (descriptive type) and divided them into groups of 3. Since everyone in my class uses smartphones, I made flashcards for each adjective on Cram with their meanings on the flip side. I shared them with my students and work got so much easier.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Adaptable

Courageous

Courteous

Ambitious

Resourceful

Creative

Diligent

Reliable

Sensible

Exuberant

Gregarious

Philosophical

These were the twelve positive adjectives I chose to use in my classroom early on. Thus began the experiment to introduce the ‘Positive Approach’ to lighten up the mood and invite active participation.

The Positive Month

As I had mentioned, some of the kids in my class were unhappy. I already knew what was bothering them. Their problems were common and well known to me. Since this was the fifth grade, it was still easy to shape them and bring a change in their behavior and way of thinking. It was a learning experience for the remaining students as well.

After dividing the adjectives into groups of 3, it was now time to implement them into our everyday routine. But how? My students react better to stories and tales. So I thought of approaching every positive adjective with a short story.

As a teacher of English, you have already gone through loads of Literature and that way, you often become a good storyteller to engage your students. Luckily, I could come up with good stories that are relevant to the current times as a background for each of my chosen words.

I planned a month long process and focussed on one group of adjectives per week. I also asked them to implement over weekends what they learned in class and write a small article about their experience.

Week 1

Adaptable, Courageous, and Courteous

My aim for the first week was to instill self-confidence and make the students feel positive about themselves, ignore the negativity and be kind to others.

Week 2

Ambitious, Creative, Resourceful

The second lesson after self-belief and kindness was to make my students think out of the box. Children should know how to approach their dreams, know their limitations and utilize what’s available to them to the fullest.

Week 3

Diligent, Reliable, Sensible

The next phase focussed on imparting a sense of responsibility, completing work on time, and sensing what’s correct and what’s wrong.

Week 4

Exuberant, Gregarious, Philosophical

Finally, the last week of the month was meant to teach my students the power of being cheerful and positive around people, and the impact it had on their attitude. Students must learn to be rational and calm while going through difficulties and facing disappointments.

I carefully framed stories that were very close to the situations that some students were facing at home. There was a subtle indication to those students without singling them out or making their condition public as I knew they’d feel awkward. I certainly didn’t want that to happen.

The Results…

I was happy with the results as my students were more engaged in the classroom and participated in conversations without the fear of being judged or judging their classmates. I was really happy to hear a parent come to me and share her thoughts on her daughter’s changed behavior.

My students learned to see their positives attributes over the negative ones, started to respect everyone around them, and would no more get cranky for frivolous things. That was a win for me as their teacher.

A Positive Message

I’d like to quote the example of the Solomon Islanders here. The natives of the Solomon Islands follow a unique method of cursing and yelling at the trees that are too big to be cut down. They do it for a few months and just like that, the tree starts dying and falls. Such is the impact of negative words.

A hearty message that I give my students is to think positive and stay positive. Negative words are bad and as the good old saying goes, Sticks and stones may break my bones but words hurt forever.

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Author Bio:

Sophia Sanchez is a passionate educator and blogger who blogs about education on her personal blog.

She is an ESL/EFL instructor who found her true calling — teaching — while she was juggling writing and a 9-5 desk job. In her free time, she watches movies and takes up freelance writing gigs. If you want to connect with her, you can find her on facebook and twitter.

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