Calculate Your 'Positive Emotion Score' To Boost Your Mood

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In the last 24 hours, how many positive emotions did you feel? How many negative? The ratio of positive to negative emotions could clue you in on how resilient you are to life's stresses.

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Jane McGonigal, developer of the SuperBetter game designed to help you work towards your goals, offers some "power-ups" you can use to increase your positive emotion (PE) ratio. For example:

Press reset: Having a bad morning? Close your eyes for one minute. When you open them, imagine your day is starting over. Look to the future: For a quick jolt of optimism, think of something you're looking forward to in the next 24 hours and a month from now.

If your positivity score is low, try physical power-ups like getting more sun. These little exercises could be the difference between a great day and a bad one.

A 5-Minute Exercise That Will Boost Your Mood [The Huffington Post]


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