Positive Emotions Database
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Each Positive Emotion has it’s own dedicated page, with MORE Practical Tips on how to develop this feeling in your life.
|Assertive||Having or showing a confident and forceful personality||Know which situations you want to be more assertive in and write a script and practice it!|
|Adventurous||An unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.||Be open to Adventurous opportunities. Find like minded friends to share them with.|
|At Ease||Free from pain, trouble, or anxiety||Relax and 'go with the flow'.
Allow yourself time to be just you, create 'me' space.
|Amicable||Characterized by friendliness and absence of discord||Be friendly, smiley and open.
|Acceptance||Being comfortable with things as they are.||Know that everything is as it is for a reason, sometime we don’t know what that reason is.|
|Admiration||Respect and warm approval. Receiving the respect and warmth approval from others.||Look for the qualities in others, that you admire and aspire to be like them.|
|Active||Participating or engaged in a particular sphere or activity.||Being Active stimulates the brain and the body.|
|Affection||A gentle feeling of fondness or liking.||Know that life is often a reflection, so are you being Affectionate?|
|Being understood||Having others comprehend your communications.||Sometimes you have to 'spell out' exactly want you want to be understood, so be clear.
|Being Liked||Others finding reasons to think positively of you.||Have an approachable attitude, smile, be friendly. Help others, often.
5.Be prepared for the fact that not everybody likes everybody and therefore it's an unreasonable expectation for that to be the case.
|Balanced||To have a feeling of equilibrium around a situation.||Don't let the opinions of others sway your goals and intuition.|
|Belonging||Feeling connected to the people you are with.||Make the first move to connect to the people you want to feel connected to, don't always wait for them.|
|Busy||Having a great deal to do.||Appreciating being busy for the right reasons will help cope with these times, so focus on the benefits of what you are doing.|
|Competent||Having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully.||Know that the more you practise, the better you become. Make a start and let the momentum carry you forward. Appreciate your skills thus far and be open to learning new ones.|
|Confident||The state of feeling certain about the truth of something. The feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust, in ones self or others.||Appreciate and trust your own skills, judgement and intuition. Focus on your successes and achievements.|
|Capable||Having the ability, fitness, or quality necessary to do or achieve a specified thing.||Be proactive when needed, make things happen. Be as independent as you need to be.|
|Calm||Not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions.||Know everything is as it should be. Be prepared whenever possible, think ahead.|
|Civilised||Polite and well-mannered||Have patience with others. Keep your behavior moderate and follow the protocol expected.|
|Content||In a state of peaceful happiness.||If you can't enjoy your situation in life (and cant change it), decide to accept it and be the best you can be in it. Count your blessings and look around for the good in your life.|
|Comfortable||Free from stress or anxiety; at ease||Know everything is as it should be, go with the flow. Decide to work with any challenges rather against them.
|Certainty||Firm conviction that something is the case.||Create a plan and stick to it, knowing you can be flexible. Have faith in your own ideas. Knowing what you want and why you want it creates Certainty.|
|Connected||A feeling of belonging, interaction verbally and physically with others.||To have a feeling of connectedness, look around you and appreciate the people, groups you already have in your life.|
|Clear headed||Having a clear, orderly mind, sensible.||Focus on on thing at a time. Set Intentions and create clarity around the outcomes.|
|Collaborative||Involving two or more parties working together||List and write down the benefits of working together in what ever life area; parenting, divorce, work, etc.|
|Cordial||Warm and friendly. Strongly felt.||Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself, in a cordial manner and the world will be a more peaceful place!|
|Centred||Self-confident, goal-oriented, and well-balanced: inwardly calm and steady.||To develop becoming Centred be aware of your thought patterns, decide to put them in a balanced order.|
|Composed||Having one's feelings and expression under control; calm.||Knowing your own mind and having faith in yourself helps you stay Composed.|
|Cherished||Feel protected and cared for (someone) lovingly. To be treated with affection and tenderness;||Look for the things you love in a relationship more than you notice negative things and it will appear as if something incredible has happened to the other person.|
|Clean||Free from dirt, marks, or stains. Morally uncontaminated; pure; innocent.||Feeling Clean is good for the mind, body and soul.|
|Dutiful||Conscientiously or obediently fulfilling one's duty.||Sometimes know that what we 'want' to do and what is the 'right' thing to do, are two different things.|
|Discerning||Having or showing good judgement.||Take a balanced view point on the matter in question.|
|Engergized||Full of energy to; activate or invigorate||Focus on something inspiring.
|Enthusiastic||Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.||Live 'in the moment' embracing the joy of participating in whatever you are doing.|
|Efficient||Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.||Look to see if you are working Smart, instead of just working very hard!
It makes a huge difference.
|Equality||Equal footing On the same level, balanced.||Be aware of what is a fair exchange, an equal partnership, the correct balance and if it is missing, decide to address the matter.|
|Excited||A feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness. ||Embrace the emotion with anticipation, it keeps your energy and vitality up.
Replace extreme nervousness with excitement, it's much more productive.
|Empowered||Give yourself or someone, the authority or power to do something.||Know that the permission you need comes, in the first instance, from within you.
Reach beyond your limits and your comfort zone and you'll feel empowered. Stand tall and watch your body language. Focus on the positive.
|Earning||Obtaining (money) in return for labour or services; gaining deservedly in return for one's behaviour or achievements.||Look at where your talents and skills lay and make steps towards being rewarded in this area.|
|Financially Secure||Ability to support yourself and your family, to the degree you would like. ||Know your incoming and out going budgets. Work towards creating an income to cover your total expenditures.
|Financially Stable||To have balanced financial income and outgoings.||Be aware of your income and outgoings, check with care.|
|Focussed||Attention being on the centre of interest or activity.||Adopt a 'laser beam' focus by living in the moment.
Treat each hour of the day with importance and fill them with important 'stuff'
|Freedom||The power or right to act, speak, choose and think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.||Freedom can be a state of mind or a measured physical state, decide what 'freedom' means to you.|
|Fulfilment||Satisfied or happy because of fully developing one's abilities or character||Assess what is important for you to feel at this time in your life.|
|Fitness||In good health, especially because of regular physical exercise.||Know what it will take for you to become Fit.|
|Family Happiness||Feelings of contentment/joy around the Family situation.||Acceptance of our family members for who and what they are is key to Family Happiness.|
|Fair Exchange||Fairness; Free from favouritism, self-interest, or preference in judgement. Divided equally.||Know that anything other than a fair exchange or split, may create resentment.|
|Forgiveness||A deliberate, conscious decision to release and dissolve feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you.||Forgiving other people heals the 'hurt' part of you and frees you to life your life to the full.|
|Financially Fluid||Able to flow easily. Finances that have no fixed shape and yields easily to external pressure;||Trust the money will flow in and out of your life when necessary (with realistic expectations).|
|Financially In Control||Financially able to direct a situation, person, or activity.||Being dependant on others for your financial life can place you in a vulnerable position.|
|Gratitude||The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.||Having Gratitude in your life and being Thankful can neutralise negative feelings and even depressing thoughts.|
|Go with the Flow||To live in the moment, in the 'now'. Be accepting.||Just know everything is as it should be. Decide to focus on what you are doing 'in this moment' to the best of your ability.|
|Growth||The process of developing or maturing physically, mentally, or spiritually.||Look beyond where you are now, visualise the bigger picture.
|Happy||feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life, situation, etc.||Focus on what you are grateful for in your life.|
|Heard||(to be) having others receive your message. ||Set the intention of being heard, if it's not received, say it in a different form.
|Healthy Living||Living life in a balanced and healthy manner.||Visualise and set intentions of how you want your health and well-being to be.|
|Houseproud||Attentive to, or preoccupied with, the care and appearance of one's home||Just know the more energy you put into your home, the more 'houseproud' you can feel!|
|Hopeful||Feeling or inspiring optimism about a future event.||Having Hope in any given situation, puts you on track for making it happen.|
|Harmony||Agreement in feeling or opinion; accord: live in harmony.||There are certain elements that are wise to have in place if you want to live in Harmony with people: awareness of the others Values (what's important to them), flexibility, compassion.|
|In Control||The power to influence or direct yourself or other people’s behaviour or the course of events:||Face and heal your fears and past baggage, seek help or investigate how.
Trust your intuition.
|Inspired||To be affected, guided or aroused by external or divine influence||Be open to new ideas and teachers, be willing to learn.|
|Imaginative||Having or showing creativity or inventiveness||Let your mind wander to places it's not been before to come up with new ideas.
|Independent||Free from outside control; not depending on another's authority.||Being Independent means taking responsibility for yourself.|
|In The Flow||To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity,||Have a balanced viewpoint on all matters.
|Involved||Very complicated, having a part in something , included in something.||Remember it's a choice as to be involved or not. It's 'opt in' or 'opt out.'|
|Included||Feeling part of a group.||Embrace opportunities to get involved with others.|
|Love and Connection||The connectedness and warmth we feel for those around us.||The feelings of Love and Connection can be felt for ANYONE (or anything) who comes into our conscious mind.|
|Love||An intense feeling of deep affection or connection, Feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone)||Real love, can be for an intimate partner or a person you are closely connected to|
|Letting go (of something)||Releasing the grip of something that has a grip on you, e.g. negative thoughts, slander, libel, building, articles.||Decide being gripped by something that is holding you back isn't serving you and give yourself permission to let it go.|
|Letting Go (of someone)||Moving on after the conclusion of a relationship, either through bereavement or relationship breakdown||Just know that you never loose anything, it just gets transformed.|
|Loved||An awareness of someone caring deeply for us. ||Open your eyes to the people around you and allow their love for you to reach into your heart and mind.
|Motivated||"Having a motive for doing something.|
Stimulated interest in or enthusiasm for doing something."
|Start with one step, that's all it takes.
List the benefits of the actions needed to yourself and others, WRITE THEM DOWN! (that's where the magic is!)
|Move on (from a negative situation)||Advance: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense||Allow yourself time to calm down. If applicable, admit your mistakes.|
|Moving Forward||Advancing. To make progress. Building on what you've already got.||Be true to yourself and your beliefs, don't let anyone distract you from your path.|
|Non-judgmental||tending not to judge other people harshly or unfairly : not too critical of other people||Decide to let go of pre-conceived ideas.|
| Normal||Usual or ordinary : not strange||We can make 'Normal' be whatever we want it to be. It will be determined by our Values (what suits us).|
|Needed||A sense that others of in need of you, for one reason or another.||A sense that others of in need of you, for one reason or another. Volunteer within a Charity organisation|
|Nonchalant||Casually calm and relaxed.||Appreciate everything is as it should be. Know that you can deal with all situations that arise in a positive way.|
|Organised||Arrange systematically; order:|
coordinate the activities of (a person or group) efficiently:
|Being Organised can make your life run so much more efficiently.|
|Optimistic||Hopeful and confident about the future.||Let go of the assumptions that the world is against you.|
|On The Ball||Aware of and quick to respond to new ideas and methods||Focus the mind on your environment.
Be aware of what is going on around you.
|Open minded||Ready to entertain new ideas.||Don't be too quick to judge people, you could be projecting your 'stuff' onto them.|
|On Track||Following a course that is likely to achieve what is required.||Aim to make consistent steps towards the end result.|
|Patience||The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.||Step back from the situation and think before you react.|
|Productive||Being able to create or control a situation by causing something to happen.||Take the first step to making a difference, then the second, etc., Just make a start and the rest tend to follow
|Proactive||Being able to create or control a situation by causing something to happen.||Take the first step to making a difference, then the second, etc, Just make a start and the rest tend to follow.|
|Purposeful||Having or showing determination or resolve, having a useful purpose.||Having a Purpose in life gives us a reason to get up in the morning.
|Positive Attitude||A philosophy of approaching life with optimism and confidence.||Choose to feel good about yourself and others.|
|Progressive||Moving forward.||Create new goals in all areas of life, or at least 2 of them to start with and write them down.|
|Peace||Freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquillity.||Know what Peace looks like for you by defining it.|
|Punctual||Happening or doing something at the agreed or proper time; on time.||If it's important to you, you'll be on time.|
|Prepared||Make (something) ready for use or consideration.||Good Luck = Preparation meeting Opportunity.|
|Part of a Team||Connected to other people by a common interest.||Being part of a team can bring feelings of Connection and Belonging.|
|Partnership||1. the state of being a partner or partners. 2. an association of two or more people as partners.||Successful Partnerships bring double the positive energy (personally and in business).|
|Positive Anticipation||The action of positively anticipating something; positive expectation or prediction.||If you need to inject positivity change your focus. Visualise the best outcome you can imagine.|
|Parental Partnership||Sharing the responsibility of parenting children.||Working and collaborating with the other parent, whether you are in an intimate relationship with that person or not, is vital for the emotional well being of children.|
|Quality Time||Time in which one's child, partner, or other loved person receives one's undivided attention, in such a way as to strengthen the relationship.||Quality Time spent with loved ones dramatically improves relationships.|
|Resourceful||Having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.||Just know all the Resources we need are out there, we just have to look, again and again and again!!
|Rested||Feel relaxed and strong after having gathered up strength and taken a break.||Give yourself permission to have a break, you'll function better.
|Respected||A feeling of being admiring by someone or something. Feeling good, valuable, important, etc.||When you can respect yourself, you will be respected by others. YOU know if you deserve to be respected by others.
|Relaxed||Free from tension and anxiety.||Know what it takes for YOU to feel secure and take steps to achieving it.|
|Refreshed||Feel new strength or energy; feel reinvigorated||Know what works for you….music, meditation, exercise, sleep.…and use it often!|
|Reformed||Having made changes in order to improve situations or yourself.||Create a plan and work steadily towards it.|
|Satisfied||Contented, pleased.||To truly feel satisfaction in life it's wise to be the best you can be, then whatever the result allow yourself to feel satisfied.|
|Structured||Construct or arrange according to a plan; give a pattern or organization to.||Creating habits that allow you to achieve everything in the day that you want to achieve is very empowering.|
|Supported||The receiving of help, to be receiving assistance.||We have all the resources we need around us, sometimes we have to look, ask and investigate where to find it.|
|Successful||A feeling of being/achieving/enjoying where you are in your life. Accomplishing an aim or purpose.||Decide what being Successful means to you, it's personal.|
|Safe||Not able or likely to be hurt or harmed in any way : not in danger||Staying Safe emotionally and physically involves being mindful /aware of the situations and relationships we allow into our lives.|
|Self Discipline||The ability to make yourself do things that should be done.||Know what you need to do and commit to doing it.|
|Self belief||Trust in one's positive characteristics; self-confidence.||Focus on your achievements and successes, make a list, get specific.|
|Secure||Feeling safe, protected from danger or harm.||Know what it takes for YOU to feel secure and take steps to achieving it.|
|Self Admiration||Being able to admire characteristics of oneself.||Being the best you can be FOR YOURSELF is a sign of Self Admiration.|
|Strong||Having physical and mental strength.||Know the outcomes you want in life, set intentions and goals, having Certainty gives you strength.|
|Self Protection||The creation of protection for yourself at a physical or mental level.||Know and Visualise what it looks like to stay safe, physically and emotionally.|
|Space||A continuous area or expanse (of time) which is free, available, or unoccupied.||Being aware of when you need your own space, emotionally and physically is extremely healthy.|
|Supportive||Providing encouragement or emotional help to others.||There are many ways to be Supportive; emotionally; physically; financially; spiritually.|
|Standing Up For Self||Assertively putting your point forward.||When necessary adopt an assertive attitude, communicating your point of view.|
|True To Self||Conscientiously or obediently fulfilling one's duty.||Just know you have to be happy yourself to make others happy.|
|Good Time Management||A range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and life.||Consider how you spend your time, don't just mindlessly wander round doing unplanned tasks.|
|Tidiness||The habit of being tidy.||Look around you and decide what you want to create.|
|Thankful||Feeling or showing an appreciation for something you have, you've done or you've received.||Look around you and know that everything is as it is for a reason, the good and the bad, both are things to be Thankful for.|
|Team Player||A person who plays or works well as a member of a team.||Embrace the satisfaction of working with others.|
|Tolerance||The ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with.||Adopting a Tolerant attitude can bring a Calmness and reduce anxiety.|
|Togetherness||The state of being close to another person or other people.||To create a feeling of Togetherness often takes effort, be prepared to put that effort in.|
|Unaffected||Feeling or showing no effects or changes.||Emotionally and physically detach yourself from endangering situations|
|Useful||Able to be used for a practical purpose or in several ways.||Whether you are being Useful or not is all in the perspective of the person judging you, be that yourself or someone else.|
|Upbeat||Cheerful; optimistic||Smile from you eyes, feel them lift.|
|Up To Date||Having done everything planned to do.||Be aware that our individual capabilities determine how Up To Date we are in any given moment.|
|Valued||Considered to be important or beneficial; have a high opinion of.||Learn to appreciate and value yourself and others will value you. Be the best you can be, for yourself and others.
|Warmth||Enthusiasm, affection, or kindness.||To project authentic feelings of Warmth, consider the following traits; compassion, kindness, empathy, friendliness, it's all in an attitude.|