Today’s Solutions: October 24, 2021

Power of Positivity

How to be a positive force in a negative workspace

For the Power of Positivity Theme Week, we’ve brought you a bunch of stories detailing the benefits of a positive mindset and how to implement one in your own life. But that’s a whole lot easier said than done, especially if the environment you work or go to school in tends to be a negative Read More...

OPTIMIST VIEW: The Power of Positivity

by The Optimist Daily Team A writer at The Optimist Daily recently shared with our Editorial Team about a family celebration for her one year old son. It had been a perfect day. Friends had flown in from all around the country, aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles, and grandparents all gathered Read More...

Research tells us a positive outlook may be good for your heart

Having a positive mindset doesn’t only benefit your mental health. According to a recent meta-analysis of previous research, having an optimistic mind-set may also reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and early death. This new meta-analysis, published in JAMA Network Open, included 15 Read More...

How to turn a little bit of time into a positive mindset

With benefits to both your mental and physical health, there is a lot to be gained from adopting a positive mindset. And the best part is that summoning positivity doesn’t have to be such a strenuous, time-consuming process. With just 10 to 15 minutes a day, you can cultivate positivity within Read More...

How Forrest Gump is helping scientists understand human emotion

This week we are celebrating the Power of Positivity. No movie emphasizes the importance of positivity quite like Forrest Gump, so much so that scientists are even using his character to map out our brain emotions. Researchers produced a map of affective emotions called “emotionotopy” after Read More...

Positive thinking sounds great, but what if you’re naturally a bit pessimistic?

At one point or another in life, you’ve probably been encouraged to engage in positive thinking. We understand, however, that positivity can be a bit of a buzzword. That’s why we’re taking a moment to specify what we really mean when we talk about positive thinking.  For us, positive Read More...

5 ways to generate more positivity in the online world

Here at the Optimist Daily, our mission is to be a beacon of light in a world that seems to dwell too much on the doom and gloom. We don’t bring you stories about solutions and positive development because of some naive conception of how our world is. Rather, we bring you these stories because we Read More...

A new study finds the scientific importance of actively cultivating positivity at work

The old saying goes “fake it 'til you make it,” but when it comes to positivity at work, research shows that cultivating the real deal is better than putting on a brave face. The research, from the University of Arizona, found that workers who actively try and cultivate a more positive work Read More...

4 Strategies for making positive changes stick

It’s the end of January, so how are those New Year’s resolutions going? Are you achieving your goals? If not, don’t beat yourself up about it, we have a list of strategies on how to make positive habits stick to get you back on track with your resolutions for 2020. Wendy Wood, a psychology Read More...

How positivity can literally make your brain work better

Positivity has the power to create transformational change in all facets of life. In praise of positivity’s wide-ranging power, we are dedicating this week to publishing a series of articles on the topic. To kick things off, we bring you a study from Stanford University about the effect of Read More...