Ok everyone – for this, I NEED YOUR HELP.
My wife had a great idea this morning. She said, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could gather the TOP 10 best ideas people use in their families to reduce negativity.” I thought it was brilliant. That woman’s intuition thing. 🙂
You know, that kind of environment where you can’t get your kids to stop arguing – or your spouse is getting on your nerves so bad you want to explode – or you wake up on the wrong side of the bed and have to deal with yourself before you face your family. (This happens to me more times than I would like to admit. My neuro-chemicals must be off) These real world issues are what Positive Psychology helps to solve.
So here’s the skinny – from research I know you need 3 positive things to occur in order to make up for 1 negative (3-1). It’s actually a complicated model called “The Losada Ratio” that I will be talking about in another post. It simple means to be a healthy person you need 3 positives to 1 negative (in marriages – it’s 5 to 1 so we have our work cut out for us).
So what do you do to stay Positive? With your spouse, kids, siblings – any family dynamic. With Thanksgiving coming up we are going to need fresh ideas!
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I really can’t wait to see what everyone is doing to combat negativity. It’s an everyday battle. What works for you? How do you keep your family healthy with productive and positive behaviours? Thanks for your response!