How emotions change your perception of the world around you

April 11, 2018

Have you ever been in a terrific mood and the world felt like a Disney movie? How about the opposite? In a new study, science has determined how big of a role our emotions really play in what we see and how we perceive the world around us.

 

Check out the full research article from ScienceDaily.com 

This research may give grounds to the idea that spreading positivity and retraining your brain to 'think positively' can help your overall mood and how you see the world. Creating habits like meditation or journaling may have a greater impact on you than you realize. 

If it seems like the world around you is negative it may be time to bring in positive habits. In a Ted Talk Amy Cuddy talks about how your posture may shape who you are. Watch the talk below. 

Positive 'power poses' might help you to be both perceived by others as more powerful and feel more powerful in the process.

If you're not big on journaling or meditation you may try reading, listening to classical music or spending some time walking alone to clear your mind. It takes 21 days to form a new habit if you're looking to make a change now is the time!