There is a very clear relation when it comes to the so-called ‘creative thinking and positive effect. Having positivity around us makes a lot of different, it influences our mood in a way that we think differently, there is an energy inside us that will make us think better. Positive emotion is likely to increase the number of ideas as well as the breadth of idea. There are a number of ways through which we can evoke positive emotions in people around us, having stimuli that make people feel pleasant and happy is enough to create a nice mood that encourages productivity.
To understand more in details we conducted a small experiment within our institute with our 40 batch mates to see, if we could evoke a sense of gratitude amongst each other and generate positive emotion.
40 people were chosen to do the exercise and they received 10 empty postcards that they have to address to people each day. Along with that, they received 1 postcard thanking them for being a part of this and how we were glad that they were a part of our lives. Every day they sent out one card to the person they’re assigned and each day they receive one from someone unknown. It was encouraged to be open and not be anonymous, so we could actually generate good thoughts about each other in our minds.
During this experiment, we received a lot of good feedback, that how people felt good about themselves, how others had noticed things about themselves and how it was nice to think good about people they had never given thought to before. This encouraged more dialogue between people, more openness and helped them overcome their inhibitions and fears. People realized that others only had good stuff to say about them, it made the environment more happy and secure.