31 Oct Happiness is…A smarter outlook
When two apparently similar people face the same challenge, why does one appear happier and more resilient while the other finds it hard to cope? This is a question psychologists have been turning their attention to since Martin Seligman founded the happiness focused School of Positive Psychology back in 1998.
Traditionally, psychology focused on how to overcome psychological and emotional problems. Positive psychology, however, is the science of understanding how to achieve happiness and excellence by helping people to identify, develop and best use their abilities.
The research base is growing daily, and studies now demonstrate that developing positive emotions has a number of desirable pay offs _ã_ in improving physical health, increasing life expectancy, improving perception and thinking abilities and in increasing emotional resilience for example.
Here are a few basic happiness lessons from positive psychology – click here