FOLLOW Feeling active
In determining our pathway to wellbeing,
it doesn’t just matter how physically active we are but how active (how energetic, vigorous, and vital) we feel.
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FOLLOW Measuring Your Happiness Using the Most Important Concept in Positive Psychology
Subjective well-being is perhaps the most important concept in Positive Psychology. Simply put, subjective well-being is defined as your evaluations of a) your own life, and b) your moods and emotions-hence the label "subjective." Subjective well-being is the primary way Positive Psychology researchers have defined and measured people's happiness and well-being.
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... Subjective Well-Being components 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).
Measuring Subjective Well-Being
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.
FOLLOW What is Hope in Psychology
Hope Therapy is borne from pure positive psychology as the strategies of this give primacy to increasing well-being, rather than ‘treating’ illness.
Hope is a positive cognitive state based on determination and planning to meet a goal successfully.
It consists of three things: 4 Types of Hope Realistic hope: It is hope for an outcome that is reasonable and possible. For example, hope for ease from chronic pain, knowing that complete eradication is unrealistic. Utopian hope: It is a collectively oriented hope that combined action can lead to a better future for everyone. Chosen hope: Hope helps us live with a problematic present in an uncertain future. Choosing hope for the smallest range of goals is essential to control negative emotions. Transcendent hope, or existential hope, is the hope that is not tied to a specific outcome, but a general hope that something good can happen. Being Hopeful: Benefits Hope correlates with high academic and athletic performance, greater physical and psychological well-being, better self-esteem, and increased relationships. Hope can enhance well-being over time. Hope results in the person viewing stressful situations as a challenge rather than a threat. Hope can be seen as creating a buffer against chronic anxiety. Hope is a motivational factor that sustains actions toward long-term goals. Hope is positively related to overall life satisfaction. Hope motivates individuals to maintain their positive involvement in life despite any limitations they may have. FOLLOW Positive Psychology's New Approach Due to its fleeting and fickle nature, our levels of happiness cannot be gauged, measured or rated accurately. While earlier psychology focused on the bad apples,... Four Types of Well-Being
To address the disconnect between happiness and deeper levels of satisfaction, researches proposed a model that characterizes people as falling into one of four well-being types.
Optimizing one’s positive emotions, and denying the reality of their negative experiences. Feeling unhappy seeing the complexity of the world around them, and neglecting the positive aspects. Having a generally negative view of themselves and the world. Having a generally positive and empathetic view of the world. The Real Meaning Of Happiness Being happy means more than feeling good. True happiness comes from handling challenging and adverse situations, while collaborating and building lifelong bonds with the people in our lives.
A collective thinking process, where the good of all is considered leads to a level of happiness that cannot be attained by being selfish or self-concerned.
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