Gratitude and happiness

Top 100 Positivity Blogs in the World

Top 100 Positivity Blogs in the World

Positivity is something that we need all the time, we need it daily. There are many sources of positivity in the world but some of the most powerful sources are the positivity blogs that random people all around the world put a lot of work and energy into keeping the websites online.

According to Feedspot and their recent Top 70 Positivity Blogs, a lot of beautiful positivity blogs were developed by many influences all around the world. We are very proud to have found that our website Positive Words Research made it in this list and was considered as number 19. Thank you Feedspot for the recognition of 8 years of work put into Positive Words Research.

Few years ago we made our own list at Positive Words Research with websites that are bringing positive vibes to the world: Top 50 Positive Websites to Benefit Your Well-being

Inspired by the Top 70 Positivity Blogs made by Feedspot and our Top 50 Positive Websites to Benefit Your Well-being we decided to make the Top 100 Positivity Blogs in the World.

Hope you will find this list useful and receive the power that you are looking for. We all need the power to put into our projects and positivity blogs are one of the best sources of positive power there is.

If you think your blog should be on this list let us know in the comments below and we will be happy to analyze your website and add it to this list accordingly. Thank you for your valuable contribution.

Top 100 Positivity Blogs in the World

  1. Positively Positive – positivelypositive.com
  2. Positive Psychology – positivepsychology.com
  3. Positive News – positive.news
  4. 100 Happy Days – 100happydays.com
  5. Abraham-Hicks – www.abraham-hicks.com
  6. Positive Outlooks – mypositiveoutlooks.com
  7. John Maxwell – johnmaxwellteam.com
  8. Positive Words Research – positivewordsresearch.com
  9. MindValley – mindvalley.com
  10. Positivity Blog – positivityblog.com
  11. An Inch of Gray – aninchofgray.blogspot.ro
  12. Cowbird – cowbird.com
  13. Cool Hunting – coolhunting.com
  14. Cute Overload – cuteoverload.com
  15. Daily Good – dailygood.org
  16. Gratitude Log – gratitudelog.com
  17. Positive Psychology News – positivepsychologynews.com
  18. GOOD – community.good.is
  19. Good life ZEN – goodlifezen.com
  20. Greater Good Magazine – greatergood.berkeley.edu
  21. Greatist – greatist.com
  22. Happify – happify.com
  23. Karma Tube – karmatube.org
  24. The Positive Mom – thepositivemom.com
  25. Kickstarter – kickstarter.com
  26. Love Fairy – lovefairy.com
  27. Life Vest Inside – lifevestinside.com
  28. Live Life Happy – livelifehappy.com
  29. LongForm – longform.org
  30. Powerful Positive Thinking – powerfulpositivethinking.org
  31. Marc and Angel Hack Life – marcandangel.com
  32. Milkshake – getmilkshake.com
  33. Notsalmon – notsalmon.com
  34. That Grateful Soul – thatgratefulsoul.com
  35. Success Consciousness – successconsciousness.com
  36. Oprah’s Life Lift Blog – oprah.com
  37. Brainy Quote – brainyquote.com
  38. Positivity Post – positivitypost.com
  39. The Chief Happiness Officer Blog – positivesharing.com
  40. Mind Elevation For All – mindelevationforall.org
  41. Open Culture – openculture.com
  42. Positivity Guides – positivityguides.net
  43. Purpose Fairy – purposefairy.com
  44. Project Happiness – projecthappiness.org
  45. We Heat It – weheartit.com
  46. Power of Positivity – powerofpositivity.com
  47. Positive Outlooks Blog – positiveoutlooksblog.com
  48. Secret Society of Happy People – sohp.com
  49. Gratitude Habitat – gratitudehabitat.com
  50. Little Blog Of Positivity – littleblogofpositivity.com
  51. Story Corps – storycorps.org
  52. One Exceptional Life – oneexceptionallife.com
  53. The Positive Blog – thepositiveblog.com
  54. The Daily Love – thedailylove.com
  55. 24 Hours of Happy – 24hoursofhappy.com
  56. The Good Men Project – goodmenproject.com
  57. The Nicest Place on the Internet – thenicestplaceontheinter.net
  58. The Art Of Simple – theartofsimple.net
  59. Things to be Happy About – thingstobehappyabout.com
  60. Gretchen Rubin – gretchenrubin.com
  61. Dr. Happy – drhappy.com.au
  62. Power of Positive Thinking Lifestyle – powerofpositivethinkinglifestyle.com
  63. Unclutterer – unclutterer.com
  64. Positive Prescription – positiveprescription.com
  65. We Are Lucky – we-are-lucky.com
  66. Work Awesome – workawesome.com
  67. Joseph Binning – josephbinning.com
  68. CALM – calm.com
  69. Wind and Raven – windandraven.com
  70. We stop Hate – WeStopHate.org
  71. 1000 Awesome Things – 1000awesomethings.com
  72. Positivity Effect – positivityeffect.com
  73. Hooplaha – hooplaha.com
  74. The 365 Family – the365family.com
  75. Website of Tim Lomas, PhD – drtimlomas.com
  76. Brian Tracy – Positive Thinking – briantracy.com
  77. Dr. Sue – drsue.com
  78. Positively Peaceful Inspirations – positivelypeacefulinspirations.com
  79. Positively Present – positivelypresent.com
  80. The blog of Victoria J. Brown – victoria-brown.com
  81. Movement for Modern Life – resources about yoga – movementformodernlife.com
  82. Get the Gloss – Expert health and beauty – getthegloss.com
  83. Goop – very interesting, useful, and positive articles – goop.com
  84. Psychology Today – psychologytoday.com
  85. Very Well Mind – verywellmind.com
  86. World Happiness Foundation – worldhappiness.foundation
  87. Pursuit of Happiness – pursuit-of-happiness.org
  88. KeepInspiring.Me – keepinspiring.me
  89. Becoming Minimalist – becomingminimalist.com
  90. Thoughts About God – thoughts-about-god.com
  91. Peace Learning Center – peacelearningcenter.org
  92. Isha Foundation – Sadhguru – ishafoundation.org
  93. InnerPeaceFellowship.org – innerpeacefellowship.org
  94. Action For Happiness – actionforhappiness.org
  95. Tracking Happiness – trackinghappiness.com
  96. Happiness Alliance – happycounts.org
  97. Declutter the Mind – declutterthemind.com
  98. Rupert Spira – Non-duality – non-duality.rupertspira.com
  99. Emotion Words – emotionwords.com
  100. Blessima – blessima.com

This top of 100 positivity blogs in the words was done based on our own research. The main criteria for classification were our own evaluation of the power of positivity each blog is vibing into the world. We did not take into consideration criteria such as Alexa ranking, Social media followers, monthly traffic, etc. Therefore the above top of positivity blogs is subjective.

The above top can be modified at any time based on our new research or comments of people all around the world sending us more positivity blogs that we might have missed.

Send us a new positivity blog that you think we might have missed and we will analyse and include it in this list.

Love is an Action Movement Project

Love is an Action Movement

The project Love is an Action Movement joins together people inspired by Love.

In the last year, I’ve watched as negative news, actions and images have overtaken our social media platforms and our news outlets.  I watched devastated as families were torn apart, friendships severed, fear, hopelessness, and discouragement among other things further engulfed our world.  I felt strongly that something had to be done,  but what could I do? I am only one person.

It seems as if we as a people have forgotten who LOVE is and how to express it properly.

Love is Action Movement

The “Love is an Action Movement” is to remind the world about what Love means according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and how love is expressed according to 1 John 3:18.

What do I want from you? 

A few moments of your time…. and a request that you would use the hashtag #LIAAmovement; #/@sweetstartministriesinc along with your own hashtags when posting positive images, quotes,  kind acts, and videos. Together we can begin to shift what we see in our social platforms from negative to positive. 

Love can not be censored nor banned. It is a universal language. 

Social media as you know is a tool. Like all things it can be used negatively or positively. This is where I’m starting,  shifting the focus and pushing back the darkness.

Love is an Action Movement

By the way,  this isn’t to cover or ignore issues that need to be addressed. It’s simply to be the light we were called to be,  to shine the light and love of Jesus in a world that’s getting darker by the second.

Our Love Rocks are being placed in parks,  walking trails, and anywhere that’s populated with people.  The idea is to get these rocks moving from city to city,  state to state, and country to country. This is a way to spread the message that Love is an Action.  Check out our website Sweet Start Ministries. Every day is a brand new start so begin again with an open heart!

Will you join me? 

In Ecclesiastes 4:9,10 the bible states, “Two are better than one because they can help each other succeed. If one falls down, his companion can lift him up but woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up”.

Love is an action, not just a word. So many times we say we love others but our actions say something different. When we say we love others what does it mean?​

The Bible defines love as this…

1 Corinthians 13:4 – LOVE is patient, LOVE is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, hopes, and preserves. Love never fails.​

In 1 John 3:11 we are commanded to love one another. Love is active, demonstrative and responsive.​

The lack of love in this world is causing darkness and cold-heartedness to spread far and wide. We need to be the light of the world by showing godly love as 1Corinthians 13: 4-8 defines it. The bible says GOD IS LOVE.

3 things to join this movement: ​

1. Use #LIAAMovement and #sweetstartministries on all your positive images, videos, and post.​

2. Participate in Love Rocks! ​

3. Spread the Word!

Encouragement, affirmation and love is something we need to thrive in this life. The goal of the project Love is an Action Movement is to offer these three elements to everyone within our reach. Love is a universal language and we intend to show it in word and in action consistently.

Love is an Action Movement

Positive Words Research – Love is an Action Movement Project

4 Effective Ways To Be Forever Positive and Happy

Effective Ways to be Forever Positive and Happy

First things first – Ask yourself, what kind of person you are? Do you see the glass as half-empty or half-full? Several studies have put forth that both of these personalities can have a significant impact on your mental and physical health, but there is nothing better than being a positive thinker, if truth be told. There are effective ways to be forever positive and happy.

A study that spanned over the periods from 2004 to 2012 covered 70,000 women. It found that optimistic women had a relatively lower risk of dying from severe diseases, such as stroke, heart disease, infection, colorectal cancers, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and respiratory diseases. 

Additionally, positive thinking has several other health benefits. These include:

  1. Faster recovery from injury or illness
  2. Fewer colds
  3. Better quality of life
  4. Better psychological health
  5. Better physical health
  6. Higher energy levels
  7. Lower depression rates
  8. Longer life span
  9. Better coping mechanism
  10. Improved stress management

Please understand that positive thinking is not magic. It may not make all your problems disappear at once. However, what it can do is it will make your problems seem more manageable. Consequently, you will be able to manage your problems more productively and positively. 

The fact of the matter is you cannot control what you experience or feel. But one thing that you can control is your reaction to things. Thus, it is on you to always look at the bright side in everything and react positively. 

For instance, you may be waiting for your friend to arrive, but he gets late. So, instead of getting angry at him, why not just use it as an exercise to work on your patience level? 

Now, we will list out some of the things that you can do to think positively and be happy all the time. Let us get started and address them one by one. 

How to be forever positive and happy?

1. Exercise more 

There have been an array of studies on this factor, but exercise does help hold a positive outlook in life. It releases the feel-good endorphins. So, be it a short walk to the supermarket or an hour at the gym, you are bound to feel better after a workout routine. 

Steve, an online reviewer, who recently reviewed the best razor for first time shavers,comments, ‘I believe in working out six days a week, and I know for sure, I am a lot more calmer on those six days than I am on Sundays.’ 

Now, you may ask, is there a scientific basis to it? Well, yes, there is. 

The University of Toronto undertook about twenty-five research studies to establish a conclusion on this. As part of these studies, the final conclusion drawn was physical activity does help keep depression at bay. 

One of the best research studies includes three groups of depressed people. All three of them were put on a fixed regime for examination – One of them was on an anti-depressant regime, the next one on exercise, and the last one on the combination of two. 

There is no surprise to the fact that in all the end all three of them were happier. But the question is – Did their happiness last? 

They were all re-examined after six months, and the results were not surprising for us. Of these, only the ones treated solely by exercise had the lowest relapse rate of only nine percent. The other two relapsed, and how. In their cases, the results were alarmingly high, that is, from thirty-one to thirty-eight percent. Hence about one-third of the people were depressed all over again.  

2. Focus on the good things

Always bear in mind – Obstacles and challenges situations are a way of life. Zac, a reviewer who reviewed the best one piece toilets,states that ‘For me, positive thinking involves switching focuses. Whenever I am faced with a let-down, I shift my focus to the good happening in my life. This makes me feel lighter and more positive.’  

Yes, regardless of how giant the obstacles are and how trivial the good things maybe, when you focus on the good, it is not hard for you to find the silver lining. 

For instance, if you had been looking forward to meeting someone, and they cancel on you, what would you do? Well, if you were a truly positive person, you won’t be disheartened.

Instead, you will use this extra time to watch your favourite movie or maybe catch up on some work that you have been delaying for a long. 

3. Build a positive environment

To keep away from negative thoughts, you need to be in a positive environment. Thus, it is best recommended to have only positive people around you. 

The perfect tip to be happy and positive was shared with us by Celina, an EmbraceGardening representative. She says, ‘For you to always be positive, you must only be around people who support you and uplift you, instead of dragging you down. You can spend your time reading positive books, listening to pleasant music, and watching light-hearted films. 

4. Treasure the experience over the possessions

Following a study conducted by Cornell University psychologist Thomas Gilovich, he states that – It is always healthy for your brain to remember a pleasant experience or a memorable thought over material things. 

A lot of people have a habit of comparing possessions. When they get something new, they are happy for a day, but they again fantasize about better things. This will not only ruin the initial pleasure but also proves to be demoralizing. To conclude this, Steffy, an educator who offers CDR review services, states that, ‘People should treasure experienced because when you do that, your happiness does not rely on the initial pleasure, but instead on the prolonged happiness. 

Bottom Line on how to be forever positive and happy

So, these are some necessary changes that you can make in your life to be forever positive and happy. Additionally, you must trash all your negative thoughts, practice gratitude, and maintain a gratitude journal to see the brighter things in life.

Making these smaller changes can ultimately have a bigger impact on your life. Stay forever positive and happy! It is the ultimate road towards authentic happiness.

Positive Words Research – Effective Ways to be Forever Positive and Happy

What are Quotes and How to Use Them

Powerful words

Whenever an individual begins writing an original draft, he always looks up to the internet to quote someone known. Maybe he would refer to an insightful saying to make himself sound more compelling. This is when you befriend the sites which are loaded with so many interesting quotes.

It is like reading a book with short, precise, and fun sayings. But one has to skim through many to find just that string of words that fits perfectly into the draft. So, make sure you choose the right quote to incorporate into your site because its influence is immeasurable and indeed unimaginable. 

What is a quote?

In simple words, a quotation is a sentence, a series of words or a phrase extracted from a speech said by someone or a text written by someone. And the person who delivered that sentence or those words must be credited; only then can it qualify as a quote.

Like how everyone is often quoting Dr. Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” at every farewell party. Even you would be throwing off Al Pacino’s quotes from Scarface when you would be all enraged.

Most Common Types of Quotes

What is the first thing that tickles your brain when you hear the word quotes? It should be cards based on cliché cards one receives that are flooded with cringe-worthy quotes. Let it be a funny birthday quotes when you try to humor your friend while wishing them a belated birthday.

Or you would search and write down cheesy new year quotes on e-cards to impress your fellow workers. Many individuals browse for quotes about love when they screw up bad and want to sound all lovey-dovey on cards or if you hear the same vows on two weddings, just know that the couples copied it from the same website.

The searches for Christmas quotes also skyrocket around the end of December because who likes a bland gift without a fun Christmas card enveloping a heartfelt, thoughtful quote?

What are the positive words?

When you include quotes, you have to focus on powerful and convincing words. A quote is nothing but a sentence. What gives it meaning and power is the words. And therefore, whenever you include a quote, focus on the words and their influence.

Try picking out positive words; these are the words that have positive connotations attached to them. SEO marketing and attaining a higher rank is like chess. You have to play the best move possible, like selecting the most appropriate set of words.

What are the most positive words?

Here is a list of vital words that you must set your eyes on while you are making up your website:

  • Accepted
  • Benevolent
  • Betterment
  • Celebrate
  • Delightful
  • Elegant
  • Finesse
  • Genuine
  • Happy
  • Ideal
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Liberty
  • Majestic
  • Noble
  • Optimism
  • Quaint
  • Radiant
  • Sensible
  • Thoughtful
  • Unparalleled

Conclusion

This post may remind you of grade 3’s English language course. But let us tell you that the significance of these words is massive. A user in today’s world is equipped with the power of knowledge. And you have to deliver to them what they are looking for.

So, if you intend on ruling the Search Engine’s Rating, you must call your school’s English language teacher because the strong, powerful, and positive words and equally compelling quotes will get you up that ranking!

Positive Words Research – What are Quotes and How to Use Them

Will Luxury Cars Make You Happy?

Luxury Car

We all have noticed that billionaire people posting and promoting top-end automobile manufacturers like Mercedes, Porches, and so on. The general people tend to share these posts following the pattern of these materials, making them happy. Now, we are disc what makes you a happy person?

So, does owning a luxury car make you happy? The big answer to the small question is- it depends from person to person. If you drive luxury cars in isolation, you don’t really know how the cheap car performs. The whole, like if you are upgrading to top-end vehicles, it absolutely makes you happy. 

Subsequently, happiness might last for a short period of time. When you get used to car comfort and luxury, you would want to rekindle the lavishness to a higher level. You will find the ultimate luxury experience while you switch back and forth between the basic and the top-end car. As you do so, you will eventually appreciate the refinement of a vehicle.

Nonetheless, the thought process of an individual differs from another. We often lie between the extremities. On the flip side, some people are keen on materialism rather than minimalism. They tend to switch between top-end Mercedes, Tesla’s new model time and again. On the other hand, people prefer driving basic cars even if they can buy luxury vehicles.

Subsequently, buying a used car might help you fulfill the dream if you are short in money. Sideways, rental luxury cars are also on the rise. It’s tough for general people to buy the top-end model of cars because they are tremendously expensive. Buying a used car is riskier than a new one. getting a Revs check report  gives you a clear understanding of engine theft, number plate theft, and stolen VIN records. Thus, get everything inspected when you keep an eye on one.

The worldly people enjoy driving on luxury vehicles, but according to them, the happiness lasts for a couple of days. At the same time, the other group let the broad scope of having the beautiful thing and the happiness last for an entire lifetime. The virtue of joy comes from within. It’s never late to decide what you will accomplish in the days forthcoming.

Some of the luxury cars you can buy right now.

Luxury Cars

A luxurious car doesn’t mean it’s good to buy. These days, the mid-range car offers the top-end technology and design that flagships provide. There can be some cost-cutting mechanism to the vehicle, but they look identical with features. With the rise in demand, the luxury car market is expected to rise by 10% in 2021. Here are lists of the end-luxury vehicle in the market.

1. Luxury SUVs

2. Luxury Sedan

  • Maserati Ghibli (2020)
  • Jaguar XF (2020)
  • Acura RLX (2020)
  • Volvo S90 (2020)

3. Luxury Convertible Roadster

  • Porsche Boxster (2020)
  • BMW-2 Series (2020)
  • Lexus LC (2021)

4. Luxury Supercars

  • McLaren 720s
  • Ford GT
  • Ferrari 812
  • Ferrari SF90
  • Lotus Evija
  • McLaren Speedtail

Is it true that video games can make people happy?

video games make you happy

Nowadays we spend more and more time in the digital world. In fact, our actual world is slowly turning into digital which brings a lot of positive changes to our daily life. However, there is still a stigma connected with video games. It is driven by the fear of a negative impact on the lives of both children and adults, and it does not matter if we are talking about violent scenarios or not.

Think about it: any anti-social actions of people who often play video games or even simply like them will most likely be justified by the industry.

From the other side, if we look back, our fear seems to be natural and does not look like something we have not seen before. Similar concerns were actual when rock music appeared or when the world was introduced to comic books. People are generally careful and in most cases defensive when they see some new tendency, especially among younger people.

Of course, some games, some music, and some books are not meant for all age groups, which leads us to an eternal question: Isn’t it important to have a balanced approach in every sphere?

To begin with, there are numerous proven benefits to playing video games regardless of their content. It looks like once a person focuses on a game, their stress level is dropping significantly, their mood improves and the level of confidence is growing.

The latter is connected with the fact that the joy of winning in any sphere inevitably leads to an increase in the feeling of self-worth. Young people and teenagers also enjoy the benefits of playing in a social and communicational sense. This includes both the feeling of relatedness and the need to interact with other people in some of the types.

Moreover, research shows that in a randomized sample of adults diagnosed with clinical depression those who started playing video games reported positive changes and the reduction of stress level, anger, and tension. What is more important is that those results were reflected in their heart rate variability and brain activity.

Similar research conducted with children had the same results: those kids who played on a moderate level showed better results in positive emotions, self-esteem, connections with family, and safe friendships than kids who were playing a lot or did not play at all. It looks like the wisdom of not overdoing works in every sphere regardless of age.

Also, now that we have more studies on the human brain, the scientific community started paying attention to what video games can actually do to assist people with adjusting to the fast-paced world we live in.

First of all, there is good news for action game lovers: they improve your swift reaction to unpredictable circumstances, strategic thinking, and multitasking. Besides, those who play in general are more likely to identify distractions, which helps them to return to their main tasks quicker and procrastinate less.

This leads us to the conclusion that people who do video games have better focus. Such a crazy hypothesis has been proven by the French cognitive neuroscientist Daphne Bavelier who has accidentally started researching this topic and the impact of gaming on our brain activity. In her study she had both gamers and nongamers watch sequences of letters that would rapidly appear on the screen at the same time.

The participants had to concentrate on one of the three pressing a button when numbers would come up and ignoring all the distractions. Their results and brain activity was recorded as they also had EEG headsets on. All the participants held their attention and focused on their sequences.

However, those who played video games had far better reactions and scores. Wouldn’t it be nice to do better at work and be able to focus on the meaningful thanks to the actual fun time spent with friends?

To sum up, there’s more to video games than meets the eye. Playing several sets of your favorite one alone or with your friends spending a wise amount of your time can bring a lot of positive influence. Your stress will be gone, and the muscle of focus trained. Video games ‘good for well-being’ says University of Oxford study.

Positive Words Research – Is it true that video games can make people happy?

10 Ways To Cheer Up Someone

Cheer Up

Life is tough. With the daily battles to be fought both on professional and personal levels, it may not come as a surprise why most people find themselves trapped in sadness. Though experiencing sadness is a part of life, lately, it has been observed that it is becoming life. Look around yourself, and you are sure to find more gloomy faces than the happy ones. But there are some amazing ways to cheer up so read further.

In your close group of friends and dear ones, at least 1-2 people will be there who are suffering from mental health issues or will come out telling that they do not feel good most of the time. Reasons may vary. That’s when you can step in to cheer them up. As per the study of the human body, there are seven different molecules in our brain responsible for positive emotions and happiness. These happy hormones are serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, endorphin, endocannabinoid, and GABA. 

When activated, the person is more likely to feel confident, joyful, and content, which is the need of the hour. If you wish to help your friend, coworker, family members feel happy most of the time, here are ways to cheer them up. The listed ways will increase the flow of happy hormones in their brain, thus saving them from deadly mental health issues of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc. 

1. Take Them For Walks

Nature is the best healer. Encourage the person feeling sad to spend some time in nature. Go for walks with them, soak in the early morning sunshine, or spend time in the park. The fresh air, sunlight is known to boost Vitamin D and Serotonin levels, backed by scientific evidence. 

2. Tell Them To Exercise

Exercising your brain and body is a good way to stay healthy and happy. Enrol yourself and people close to you in a yoga class. Alternatively, you and the person can stretch out in your home. Stretching and yoga will release tensions from the body, promote blood flow to the brain, and will make the person feel good. 

3. Encourage Them to Meditate

Another yogic exercise for experiencing mental calmness and happiness. Meditation is a way of connecting with the present moment when a person no longer lives in the past or future, one is bound to feel joy. If you know someone who is battling with mental health issues, encourage them to meditate. Continuous practice will make a difference in their health and life. 

4. Deliver Chocolate Cake

A chocolate cake is known to release endorphins and serotonin in the brain. The best way to cheer any person is to make a chocolate cake delivery at their place. Many reputed bakeries offer cake delivery in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and almost all major and minor Indian cities. 

5. Give Them Hugs

For times when words fail to heal, give a tight beary hug to the person. Human contact is known to boost oxytocin in the brain, thus releasing stress, and making a person happy. Quite evidently, why it’s known to be the Jaadu ki Jhappi! 

6. Show Empathy, Not Sympathy

The person feeling low or sad doesn’t need your sympathy. Your sympathy can make him or her feel worse; therefore, if you really want to help, offer empathy. Make an effort to understand the person’s reason for sadness, thereby offering constructive solutions. 

7. Pamper Them

Cheer up your loved ones by pampering them with spa coupons, aromatherapy, and massages. All these techniques will relax their body and rejuvenate their minds, eventually feeling good and happy. You too, can give a massage at home. 

8. Make Them Feel Comfortable

Bottling up feelings can lead to chronic stress and other health issues. Always lend an ear to your loved ones. Make them feel that they can vent their problems to you and will not be judged. If they need the space to cry, give them that space. Be there for them, and cheer them up, always! 

9. Embarrass Yourself to Elicit Laugh

The best medicine is laughter. When you feel the person around you is sad, one to make them laugh is to share with them memes or tell them jokes. Send them inspirational quotes, or read them something in a ridiculous way. 

10. Love Them

The real test of love is during harsh times. When a person is sad or low, do not leave them alone. Go out of your way to make them happy. Seeing you making an effort to cheer them up will flood their brain with warm, loving effects of oxytocin. 

The world needs more people who can make others laugh. Be the reason for someone’s happiness rather than sadness!

Positive Words Research – 10 Ways To Cheer Up Someone

7 Things You Can Always Be Grateful For

7 Things You Can Always Be Grateful For

The ability to be grateful is an extraordinary ability that brings us many benefits. The benefits are both in terms of physical and mental health, and peace of mind. Gratitude is the great multiplier of this world. It brings prosperity and makes it grow. But what are the things you can always be grateful for?

It is said that a grateful person is grateful in any situation. But in life we live in moments when it is quite difficult for us to be grateful. However, there are some small details that if we remember them help us to be grateful in any situation. Find below a list of 7 things you can always be grateful for:

7 Things You Can Always Be Grateful For

1. Grateful For Your Smile

Be grateful for your smile. How many times do you think you’ve smiled so far in your life? Many times. And you will smile countless times. It is said that a man can bring happiness to himself in two ways: from inside and outside. From the inside through beautiful thoughts and from the outside through working with his muscles.

That is, either your positive thoughts make you smile, or your smile makes you have positive thoughts. And that makes a huge difference for your happiness level.

2. Grateful For a Good Deed from the Past

Be grateful for a good deed you have done for someone in the past. Gratitude along with joy acts on our good deeds just like rain that wets a tree and helps it grow. That tree is part of your garden and gives you fruit. So if you want to reap the fruits of your good deeds then you must remember them and rejoice. Be grateful that you were able to be there and help.

Be grateful that you were alive and had the necessary resources at exactly that moment when that other person needed help. Such things are never accidental. You were meant to be there and help that person. There will come a day when you too will need help and a person will be next to you who will have the necessary resources to help you and will help you.

3. Grateful For Your Breath

Be grateful for your breath. Breathe more deeply 10 times counting from 10 to 1. Breathing is always there with you. You can always focus on breathing whenever you want. Remembering your breath from time to time during a day helps you to be mindful.

Mindfulness is a much desired skill nowadays. It is said that he who becomes grateful for his breath becomes an alchemist. And it is also said to ask ourselves if we breathe life or life breathes us?

4. Grateful For a Moment of Silence

Take a moment of silence and enjoy it. The simplest way to bring peace to your mind and soul is to take a moment of silence. The simplest way to feel calm and peaceful is to sit somewhere, not say a word, smile and contemplate what is around you. You will calm down instantly.

If you sit on a bench in the park, it’s even better. Give up your thoughts for a moment and contemplate what is around you. Even if you have a noise around you, contemplate the source that is making that noise. You will see that it helps. Try it!

5. Grateful For Water

Be grateful for a glass of water. Take a glass and put some water in it. Drink some of it and put the glass next to you. Either take a break, sit down and drink the water slowly. Or if you work on a laptop, keep working while being aware of the glass of water. Drink some more water from time to time. Try to be grateful for the water in the glass.

Think that there are people, and unfortunately there are many, who do not have the luxury of having that water in the glass. Besides that water from the glass, you have so many other things. You can follow them with your eyes. Contemplate on the separation of the water in the glass from the rest of reality and see how many things you have in addition to that water.

6. Grateful For a Little Object That You Like and Have

Pick a little object that you like and have and be grateful for it. You have it! It’s yours. Carry the object with you today or this week and be grateful for it. Remember when you bought it. Or maybe you received it as a gift. It is so small and yet someone has consumed his time and made it. Then, this little object came into your hands.

You certainly don’t know all the people who participated in making it. There are those who made the material, then someone else made the product, someone else transported it, someone else sold it to you. So many people have participated in making a simple little object that you now hold in your hand.

Or maybe it’s a little rock you found be the see and nature did it. You like it because it has a story. The story of you on the beach, feeling peaceful, more connected. Everything has a story. Every object, every live being, either human, animal, insect or plant has a story. Don’t you think it’s a miracle?

7. Grateful For a Good Thought That Exists In The World

Pick one good thought that exists in this world and be grateful for it. This is too one of the things you can always be grateful for. Someone thought that beautiful thought and it came to you. Contemplate a little on that good thought. How beautiful it is. One good thought which, if you give it enough energy, attracts all the other good and miraculous thoughts.

What good thought did you choose? If you can and want to, comment on this article so that someone who will read this article will know it in the hope that he will be able to be grateful for something. Because we all have to start somewhere. The beginning is the secret. A simple thought of gratitude draws the others as well. Then the emotion of gratitude attracts all the other positive emotions.

Remember all these things you can always be grateful for.

Conclusion

It is difficult to feel grateful when you are going through hard times. That’s why try not to put even more pressure on yourself. It is not necessary to be grateful. But know that gratitude helps every time, in everything you do. Start with something small. Today be grateful for something small. Tomorrow the same. The next day maybe a little more. Whatever you do, be gentle with yourself. Gentle in thoughts, gentle in words, gentle in what you listen to, gentle in actions.

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30 Days Art of Happiness Challenge

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Positive Words Research invites you to the 30 days art of happiness challenge. Can you be happy for 30 days in a row? It’s very simple actually. With a little help from us. Just follow the guidance below.

30 Days Art of Happiness Challenge

All you need to do is follow three steps:

  1. For 30 days in a row do one of the recommendations from the below list, in the order you want.
  2. Then post on social media (your choice which) a picture that shows that you did that challenge. Tag your post with #30happydays

This practice of the art of happiness is amazing. After one month you can be radically changed. Your level of happiness will rise and will influence every aspect of your life, including health and relationships.

30 Days Art of Happiness Challenge

  1. Take a bubble bath. Gently dry your hair. Make positive emotions with your face and look at yourself in the mirror/phone.                    
  2. Wear red today! Dress in red. Make positive emotions with your face and look at yourself in the mirror/phone.                             
  3. Put a dress on and go and have fun in a swing.                          
  4. Paint your nails in a dark color (mine are dark mauve). Make positive emotions with your face and look at yourself and nails in the mirror/phone.                                                
  5. Put a hat on. Make positive emotions with your face and look at yourself and nails in the mirror/phone.                                   
  6. Take a cat. Make positive emotions with your face while holding the cat and looking at yourself in the mirror/phone.     
  7. Put yourself on the ground and stay a couple of minutes with the sun shining on you.                                               
  8. Make a heart on Earth. In the snow, on the sand, on the ground, with chalk.                                                  
  9. Wash your hair and play with your hairdryer in your hair. Look at yourself in the mirror while you do this. Make positive emotions with your face.                                                         
  10. Light a candle and meditate.                                                    
  11. Buy yourself a red rose and a white one. Look at yourself in the mirror/phone while you play with the roses. Smile/laugh/make positive emotions with your face.                                                 
  12. Buy yourself some roses. Paint your nails. Play with your fingers on the roses.                                              
  13. Go to the park and sit on the grass.                                            
  14. Go to the park and look at the sunset.                                         
  15. When trees are blooming touch the branches with your hand. Observe the flower. Touch tree branches in another period of the year. Look close at the branch.                                               
  16. Buy yourself some tulips. Look closely at them. Observe and contemplate.                                                     
  17. Find a dandelion, blow in it and make a wish.                              
  18. When trees start to have fruits, touch the branches with your hand. Observe the fruits. Touch tree branches in another period of the year. Look close at the branch.                                          
  19. Take your shoes with a hill with you and change at work in them. Make yourself some pictures of your legs wearing the shoes. Made nails with pink is a plus of happiness.                     
  20. Look at the resting water in a lake. You can do this in a park with a lake.                                                            
  21. Buy yourself some peonies. Kiss them.                                        
  22. Make a picture with a little girl in a fun way.                               
  23. Let your hair play in the wind. Notice this moment for a minute.                                                           
  24. Let your face stay in the sun while you notice this. Close your eyes.                                                    
  25. Light a candle. Take a cat. Open the window. Stay with your face in the sun.                                                   
  26. Take a picture with a little girl while you get down at her level.                                               
  27. Spend a day on the mountains, on a flat hill. Listen to the silence.                                                        
  28. Eat ice cream in the park.                                                          
  29. Go to the park. Sit on your back near a tree. Look at the sky.                                                  
  30. Touch the little hand of a baby.                                                   

Share this 30 days art of happiness challenge with a friend and inspire him to do the challenge together with you. Also see this project 365 happy days for a happy year.

How To Practice Gratitude For 30 Days

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Find below some guidance about how to practice gratitude for 30 days in a simple way. Find here practical tips about how to practice gratitude for one month. Remember, gratitude is the field in which all positive emotions grow and flourish.

Gratitude is the multiplier of this world. Remember that gratitude contains, as an ingredient, the energy of joy. So when you practice gratitude, be careful to enjoy yourself. In fact, it is said that the joy you feel at the end of the gratitude practice is an indicator that you have practiced gratitude correctly.

How To Practice Gratitude For 30 Days

In order for you to practice gratitude for one month let yourself guided by the following list:

  1. Gratitude for my mother: Think of five things you are grateful for your mother.
  2. Gratitude for my father: Think of five things you are grateful for your father.
  3. Gratitude for my work: Think of five things you are grateful for your work.
  4. Gratitude for being alive: Think of five things you are grateful for being alive.
  5. Gratitude for the Earth (Terra): Think of five things you are grateful for the Earth (Terra).
  6. Gratitude for my boss: Think of five things you are grateful for your boss.
  7. Gratitude for my health: Think of five things you are grateful for your health.
  8. Gratitude for my past: Think of five things you are grateful for your past.
  9. Gratitude for my future: Think of five things you are grateful for your future.
  10. Gratitude for my body: Think of five things you are grateful for your body.
  11. Gratitude for my mind: Think of five things you are grateful for your mind.
  12. Gratitude for my soul: Think of five things you are grateful for your soul.
  13. Gratitude for my money: Think of five things you are grateful for your money.
  14. Gratitude for my thoughts: Think of five things you are grateful for your thoughts.
  15. Gratitude for who I am: Think of five things you are grateful for being exactly as you are.
  16. Gratitude for my home: Think of five things you are grateful for your home.
  17. Gratitude for my contribution to the world I live in: Think of five things you are grateful for the contribution you bring to the world you live in.
  18. Gratitude for the men in my life: Think of five things you are grateful for the the men in your life.
  19. Gratitude for the women in my life: Think of five things you are grateful for the the women in your life.
  20. Gratitude for my heart: Think of five things you are grateful for your heart.
  21. Gratitude for the hearts around the world: Think of five things you are grateful for the hearts of everybody around the world.
  22. Gratitude for my teachers: Think of five things you are grateful for the teachers in your life.
  23. Gratitude for today: Think of five things you are grateful for today.
  24. Gratitude for the air you breathe: Think of five things you are grateful for the air you breathe.
  25. Gratitude for my face: Think of five things you are grateful for the way your face looks.
  26. Gratitude for technology: Think of five things you are grateful for technology.
  27. Gratitude for harmony: Think of five things you are grateful for harmony.
  28. Gratitude for playfulness: Think of five things you are grateful for playfulness.
  29. Gratitude for animals: Think of five things you are grateful for animals.
  30. Gratitude for my relatives: Think of five things you are grateful for your relatives.

Every day, write on a sheet of paper the 5 reasons you are grateful. Consider the numbers in the above list related to a day in the month, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 … Day 30.

Share this practice with a friend and inspire him to do the practice of gratitude together with you.

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