Don’t forget the sometimes ignored positive emotions like humility and kindness

Don’t forget the sometimes ignored positive emotions like humility and kindness

When it comes to happiness and living a great life we often think of the obvious positive emotions such as happiness and joy, excitement and maybe love. 

But there are many less obvious types of happiness emotions that sometimes get forgotten such as calm and contentment, pride and satisfaction. These different forms of happiness and positive emotions are just as important for thriving and flourishing which is why I love this article focusing on how being humble, kind and calm can make your life better and easier…

by Patrick Allen from LifeHack

You've heard it all your life: Being humble, kind, and calm is the "right thing to do." But if that isn't enough to convince you, consider this: humility, kindness, and calmness can actually help you get ahead in life.

The Benefits of Being Humble

Confidence is key to getting ahead in life. It helps you do better at work, in relationships, and in interviews. Overconfidence, however, can make you seem like a genuine jerk. We all know that one person that thinks they are the strongest, smartest, and just all around best at everything. Truthfully, we all dislike that person to some degree.

So, while confidence is essential, it's important to stay humble as well (the two aren't as contradictory as you might think). Remember the tale of the Emperor's New Clothes: It's okay to be wrong about something and, more importantly, it's okay to admit that to others. This shows that you not only value your opinion and decisions, but that you also value the opinions and decisions of those around you.

People respond well to humility because it shows that you place yourself at the same level as them, and not above them. Plus, it has other benefits too. Psyblog has an eye-opening list of these benefits that can occur in your personal and professional life. Here are just a few:

  • Soothe the Soul: Humble people are better able to cope with anxiety about their mortality. Instead of erecting self-defenses against death, humble people tend to find it provides a useful perspective on life and how it should be lived. When it's not all about you, it makes death easier to contemplate…

…keep reading the full and original article HERE