Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
I love the positiveness of it. I love the focus on cultivating what is best in people.
I am still in the beginning stages of learning more about positive psychology from the book Flourish by Martin Seligman and the associated well-being theory. It seems to reinforce many of the things I believe.
I will continue my study and I hope to implement the book’s direct recommendations to improve my own well-being and the well-being of those around.
I love to have conversations with people that high emotional intelligence.
I love to speak with others that can empathize and are really interested in others. I love when I speak with others that “get” emotional intelligence and the benefits of having a high EQ. It is how good leaders become great! Here’s a quick video on the subject:
I love to have conversations with people that high emotional intelligence!
I love to look at the better side of situations. I love to see the opportunities where there are difficulties.
Dwelling on the negative serves no purpose. I would rather use my energy to positively affect a situation if I can have an impact. Otherwise, if for some reason, I do not have direct or indirect control over a situation and I am not able to affect change, then I don’t worry about it.
I change my perspective. I deal with it. I change my attitude or try to get out of the negative situation. If all else fails, I always have my family to reflect on and know that I am blessed.
Having said that, one of the primary environments that should the most positive is the home life. It takes some effort to make it a positive environment if it already isn’t, but it is well worth it. The good thing is that your effort is the primary ingredient needed to make your home environment positive.
You have to be positive and patient especially if your home environment has largely been negative in the past. The negative environment was not created in a day so it may be tough to reverse but not impossible. It is worth the effort. Try it.