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Solitude doesn't have to be a negative experience.
Productive solitude happens when we deliberately seek alone time. And this time should not be used for overthinking negative experiences, but for positive reflection and contemplation or for doing something we enjoy.
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Being open to emotional experiences and being able to tolerate discomfort can allow us to move towards a more meaningful existence.
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It isn’t about being happy all the time.
Striving for a happy life is one thing, but striving to be happy all the time is unrealistic.
Hedonistic: in order to live a happy life we must maximize pleasure and avoid pain. This view is often short-lived.
Eudaimonic approach: it takes the long view and argues that we should live authentically and for the greater good. We should pursue meaning and potential through kindness, justice, honesty, and courage.
This is the primary way Positive Psychology researchers have defined and measured people's happiness and well-being.
It's defined as your evaluations of your own life and your mo...
It consists of 3 parts: positive affect, negative affect, and life satisfaction.
Positive affect and negative affect are basically your emotions and moods, and life satisfaction refers to the evaluation of your life as a whole (how satisfied you are with your life, what you would change etc).
Tracking your own subjective well-being can be very powerful if you keep alongside a journal of your life's events.
Keep it up for some time and you will see trends emerge. You'll also be able to adjust your activities in order to maximize positive affect and life satisfaction and minimize negative affect.