“Happiness” – something we would perhaps like to experience more of and something most of us are trying to achieve. What do we mean by happiness? Where did World Happiness Day originate? What can we do to attain a state of positive emotion? Let’s look at these areas and see if we can make ourselves happy in the process.
A time of uncertainty and change. A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the impact of the news on our psyche – see “The Future is Human – Using PP in times of trauma”. The article was regarding the news about the bushfires in Australia, yet here we are in the grip of another ‘devastating’, ‘dramatic’, ‘horrific’ news cycle. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating challenging times for individuals, communities and businesses globally. It is causing illness, and in some cases, death across the world. It is real. At the same time, the way we approach the situation seems to [...]
World Mental Health Day is designed to help people feel hopeful about their mental health, by empowering them to take action and to create lasting positive change in their lives. To mark this year's World Mental Health Day, a few of the Langley Group team share what they do to maintain their mental health on a daily basis.
What are the long-term benefits of positive emotions? We all enjoy feeling good but tend to be consumed by negativity. Learn everyday strategies to boost your mood, lift your psychological wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around you. Denise Quinlan from the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience talks with Sue Langley about how positive emotions contribute to our health.
Positive psychology doesn’t proscribe specific levels of happiness. It provides meaningful insight, analysis and strategies to help people benefit from positive emotions and raise their level of happiness and effectiveness over all.