Being well and flourishing
The act of "Being Well" (not "wellbeing") involves the five elements of "PERMA".
Learning these state shifts in addition to conventional tools to do well will help you feel great when objectively you may already be great.
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"When you remove depression from a person, you aren't left with a happy person...you're left with an empty person...sometimes people need to learn what BEING WELL is."
Some tools Martin Seligman suggests are:
To flourish is not to "learn to manage."
It is to live daily in a state where you are able to really appreciate, celebrate, and value your accomplishments; where you know you have the inner strength and resilience to survive a crisis, rebuild when exhausted and still thrive.
A potential answer comes from Robert Dilt's logical levels of change, modelled in a hierarchy.
Change that begins at the bottom does not affect the next step up unless you make an effort to climb. Change that starts at the top will filter down naturally.
The story of positive psychology started just 20 years ago with Martin Seligman, head of the American Psychological Association. The idea he considered was: What if every person was encouraged to nurture his or her character strengths, rather than being scolded into fixing their shortcomings?
He reorientated the entire discipline of psychology away from mostly treating mental illness and toward human flourishing, then used his authority to promote it.
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