Hope and optimism go hand in hand. Having an optimistic or hopeful attitude means you have confidence that things will go well. You often have a positive approach to or take away from a situation. People who are hopeful or optimistic often experience better moods and have higher well-being than those who are not. WhileContinue reading “Hope”
Author Archives: Improve My Well-being
The text below comes from an article written by Pr. Ilona Boniwell which originally appeared on her Positran consultancy website. Pr. Boniwell is an expert and leading figure in Positive Psychology. Stress, limitations, challenging situations, loss, significant life changes, like getting older, and even death, are an inevitable part of being human. Although on theContinue reading “Defining Resilience”
Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it. Robin Sharma Making the decision to forgive is a deliberate choice. We don’t have to forgive someone who has e.g. betrayed or upset us – however many of us choose to do this. Of course, the more we feel wronged, the harder it isContinue reading “Forgiveness”
The International Journal of Wellbeing
The International Journal of Wellbeing promotes interdisciplinary research on well-being and offers open and free access to all. It’s regularly updated with a range of interesting articles written by specialists and if you’re interested in health and well-being it’s worth exploring.
Your Best Possible Self
What is It? This is a positive psychology intervention which encourages you to think about your future in a positive and optimistic way. In this future you will be your best possible self, living your best possible life – whatever that may look like to you. How to do it This exercise could be engagedContinue reading “Your Best Possible Self”
Greater Good in Education
“…skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society – what we call ‘the science of a meaningful life’.” Have you explored the Greater Good in Education website? It offers a great selection of evidence-based strategies and techniques to integrate social emotional learning and character education into schools. It also champions the creation of positiveContinue reading “Greater Good in Education”
Martin Seligman’s well-being framework is one of the most well-known and commonly referred to in positive psychology. In the PERMA model (2011), he identifies five key areas of our lives which impact on our happiness and well-being and suggests that regular participation in activities to enhance these five areas will effectively enhance our overall well-being,Continue reading “PERMA”
Creativity can come in many forms. From the creative expression displayed in e.g. music, art and writing to the creative thinking shown by those that are open to change, who seek out new ideas and can see more than one solution to a challenge. Creativity takes confidence to try things out, a certain level ofContinue reading “Creativity”
Have you seen the free Action for Happiness and Greater Good Science Center calendars? Released each month, they’re full of practical daily ideas to boost your well-being, mental health and happiness. Why not try one out and see if it inspires you?