Following on from my post “Things that make you happy“, I came across this study the other day.

It says that positive emotions are often overlooked in psychology studies – despite the big impact they have on health and wellbeing (Fredrickson, 2003), and goes on to look specifically at the effect of awe.  The study found that there is a positive link between how much people experience this emotion and their health (by reducing the amount of small proteins in the body which promote inflammation).

Awe is one of the 10 separate positive emotions identified by Fredrickson.

Can you think of something that causes you to feel awe?  How much awe do you experience in your life?  Do you make time and effort to feel awe?