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- 1 Ways to inculcate happiness and positive psychology in your daily life
Ways to inculcate happiness and positive psychology in your daily life
1. Focus on your strengths
The first step to this is in identification of your character traits which are protective. For example, if being creative is a strength of yours then dedicate a few minutes each or a few days each week into channeling that in a goal-directed way. You can paint, draw, learn music, cook something new or interesting.
2. Be appreciative
Practicing gratitude and being appreciative can be a very soothing experience for your mind. Make an intentional effort every day to identify things or people in your life you are truly grateful for and let them know. Share the gratitude, suggests the expert.
3. Journal your thoughts
It is a great way to be focused and find an avenue to increase your emotional quotient.
4. Develop positive skills
The good thing about positive psychology is that it can be learnt. Train your mind to cultivate mindfulness, reflective listening, perspective taking and then use this awareness in a problem-solving way that improves collaboration between people at work or home.
5. Practise kindness
Positive psychology interventions focusing on compassion can be simple acts like buying someone a small token of love, volunteering for a noble cause, donating something, or helping a stranger in need. Kindness reinforces happiness and positivity and being kind can make you healthier).
6. Seek meaning in your life and engage in meaningful experiences
It helps in understanding what is meaningful to us in life and why, and what we can do to achieve the things that matter in life. A person who has clarity of goals and expectations is more likely to feel happier and content.
7. Believe in the power of positive imagery
Close your eyes and imagine a beautiful day. Think about where you would want to be, with whom, what you might want to be doing and then imagine doing that, says the expert. These kind of brief thought experiments promote a happy outlook.