The importance of positive emotions
Daily life offers us a range of possibilities that can awaken in us different responses and moods. It is easy to be cheerful when we are in harmony But when some difficulty arises, it is common to have negative and even angry thoughts.
Despite this, it is very important to learn to think and act positive at all times. Several authors and researchers of comprehensive health have expressed that our thoughts and mood powerfully influence physical and mental health.
When we are in a good mood and happy, our body produces “endorphins”. Endorphin is a neuropeptide known as the “happiness hormone” because it is associated with a state of well-being. Endorphins increase when we perform activities such as listening to music, singing, dancing, walking and breathing, being with friends, eating chocolate, exercising, cycling, artistic tasks or any non-competitive activity we like.
At the growth stage, it is very important to ensure that our children develop enough endorphins and this is achieved by ducing them “in positive”, safely in themselves, good self-esteem and enjoying healthy moments of recreation with family or friends. Also as adults we need to establish good relationships to feel good and transmit that energy to the little ones.
It is important that parents give themselves time to be alone, talk, give each other encouragement, avoid negative phrases and tones that will “intoxicate” the relationship. When parents are separated, it is important that communication between the two is cordial and friendly as children are silent witnesses to destructive dynamics, risking repeating models and styles based on negativity and conflict.
As we increase our enthusiasm and optimism, we will enjoy better health and be ensuring a solid emotional foundation for our children’s future.
Gloria E. Gurmendi
Psychologist Euroamerican College / C.Ps.P 625