First, tell someone you really appreciate them, and things wouldn’t be the same without them. People who express gratitude feel sick less often than those who don’t. In fact, according to a study by Michigan State, people who keep a mental tab of what they’re grateful for notice more good things around them. They also feel more satisfied with their lives. And in a work situation, human resource experts say unexpected praise can raise the morale of the entire workplace.
Another way to be a more positive person, let go of your temper. Blowing your top only makes things worse. If the cable guy never shows, or your husband is late for dinner, you have a choice of how to react. Anger pulls you down. Forgiveness gives you the power to move on.
Then, gift and don’t tell. In Jewish philosophy, by giving an anonymous gift, you honor a person completely selflessly.
And one last way to be a more positive person: donate blood. Every donation of blood has the potential to save three lives.