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Positive Emotions
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Dana Moldoveanu
Jan 13, 2022
· Savouring –› recommended as one of the most powerful positive techniques. Definition: tuning into, appreciating and enhancing the positive experiences in your life (Bryant & Veroff, 2007). Extracting maximum enjoyment. Usually to enjoy the taste, but we expand it to enjoy anything, getting the full flavour of positive experience: - The beauty of nature – the landscape, mountains, trees, sunrise and sunset, the night sky… - Time spent with loved ones, warmth and support of friendships, delight and innocence of young children, the wisdom of elders, kindness of strangers. - A great book, a good film, an uplifting concert, an inspiring piece of art or well-executed design - Simple pleasures such as a hug, a laugh, fresh bedlinen or a nice warm bath - Personal achievements, celebrations, special occasion such as birthdays, graduation, weddings, anniversaries… You can savour present moment and also past enjoyable, happy, calming moments. · Helps overcoming the negativity bias. Some ppl are more visual, others auditory, smell, touch, tastes. ·Notes: -small frequent doses. Stretch the experience, engage your full attention, use all your senses, reflect on the source of the enjoyment - you might need shorter or longer times to "tune in" with that expereince depending on how "empty" your batteries are. If you experienced a lot of negative emotions (longer term or higher doses) you might need longer. BE KIND and PATIENT with yourself. (basking – in an accomplishment, recognition, admiration.. , luxuriating – delighting in physical pleasures, enjoying bodily sensations – a warm bath.. marvelling, thanksgiving (Akhtar, …)
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