Your smorgasbord of activities for putting positive psychology into practice begins here.
There are many ways to apply positive psychology to improve happiness and wellbeing in yourself and others. We need a variety of techniques for a variety of people and a variety of situations. This is a starting point. There are many more activities you may want to explore. The activities in this toolkit are created by positive psychology researchers and practioners all over the world. They were put together by Work on Wellbeing who help provide resources for students in our Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. We teach these and more in the Diploma and programmes to help individuals, workplaces and communities flourish.
You will find six activities to:
Adopt a growth mindset
Become more mindful
Build positive relationships.
Positive psychology doesn’t prescribe a set level of happiness or expect you to be happy all the time. Life is complex and we all experience negative emotions and experiences. Positive psychology offers ways to increase positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment so people can live a more satisfying, fullfilling life.
One of the best ways to do this is to increase the duration and intensity of our ‘ups’ and reduce the duration and intensity of our ‘downs’. These activities are designed to help you do just that and to inspire positive habits you can adopt and share with people in any area of life.
Use yourself as a scientific experiment. Test them on yourself; notice what helps you and what works. Let us know how you are putting positive psychology into practice!