Wednesday 23 January 2013

I'ts all VERY contagious!

Have you ever noticed the affect others moods have on your own? How a down right negative friend can drag you down with her? Or how the always upbeat blogger keeps you seeing sunny skies even when it's a grey day? [For one of my favorite sunny disposition reads, check out A Blog About Love. It is always bright and shiny, even if life isn't ;)] Well, there's actually research to support this. 

"Studies show that in a phenomenon called "emotional contagion" we unconsciously catch emotions from other people - whether good moods or bad ones. Taking time to be silly means that we're infecting one another with good cheer, and people who enjoy silliness are one third more likely to be happy." [Source: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Check out her blog at The Happiness Project.]

So, grab your kids and have a dance party, run like the wind on a home made race track, spin circles in a full skirt, and look for the silver lining!

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