People craft– getting along with yourself

Feel more optimistic– think pink!  There’s a reason for rose-colored glasses.  Scientists from the American Institute for Biosocial and Medical research say looking at the color pink really does make us feel more upbeat and optimistic.  Brain Scans show that when the eye sees something pink, it triggers the brain to release the feel-good chemical serotonin, and this makes us feel “in the pink”.

Pink Flowers by Donncha @ InPhotos.org.

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7 thoughts on “People craft– getting along with yourself

  1. Kathleen Rowland

    Reba, research also shows we remember negative experiences four times longer than happy ones. We need to force happy thoughts upon ourselves sometimes. One way to do this is to write down good things as we go through our day. I could write, I made a perfect omelet for my husband before he played tennis, and he will benefit from the protein. There, I’ve just boosted my overall happiness, ha ha.

  2. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Here’s something that works for me. If someone asks me about my day, instead of saying, “Things are fine,” I say, “Things are going great.” Using more positive, enthusiastic words make me feel happier and more hopeful. Maybe only one thing is going great, but so what? Enthusiasm is a contagious mood booster.

  3. Janessa Breckinridge

    Mary Alice, it always gives me a punch of uplifting when you say, “Things are great.” For me, if I’m patient in a small way and show someone consideration, like holding the door for someone, I get that good-deeder lift.

  4. Kathleen Rowland

    Those are wonderful ideas to lift our own spirits. In turn, people like being around us.
    Hey– What did the Scotch tape say to the duct tape.

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