Elements Of Positive Psychology

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The story of Martin Seligman, the creator of positive psychology, and his rose garden has become somewhat of a folk legend in the discipline of positive psychology. By his own account, positive psychology started as an epiphany he experienced while tending to his rose garden. His daughter, who was five years old at the time, had been trying to get his attention. Seligman turned to her and snapped. Unhappy with the response, his daughter asked him if he remembered how she used to whine a lot when she was younger. He told her that he did remember. His daughter then told him that if she could stop whining, he could stop being a grouch. This revelation of focusing on what was right, instead of focusing on what was wrong, is what…show more content…
The first is Positive Experience, which includes: focusing on individuals’ experiencing subjective happiness and well-being; describing the need for positive and a precursor for the goal; and suggesting that positive emotions were suggested the present, satisfaction, and contentment when thining about past experiences and hope when contemplating future experiences. The second pillar is Positive Traits, which includes suggesting that need to be anchored with personal positive character traits to make successful. The third pillar is Positive Institutions, which includes: positive institutions and how they can help encourage individuals towards positive citizenships, such as how the workforce and how that positive workplace expe encouragement in positive…show more content…
These core elements include: happiness, optimism, mindfulness, flow, character strengths, hope, positive thinking, and resilience. When people work on these aspects of their lives, they will see improvements all around. Our relationships with others will improve and this will increase our happiness. In seeing the glass as half-full instead of half-empty, we can foster a sense of faith and satisfaction. By becoming more consciously aware of our thoughts and feelings, we can become mindful. Our actions and processes can become more fluid when we completely immerse ourselves and focus on the here-and-now. When character strengths are highlighted within ourselves and within others, we can empower and inspire. By putting hope on the forefront, we can increase motivation and success. We can increase our positive thinking by approaching all of life’s challenges with a positive outlook. By focusing on the positive, we can gain resiliency that will provide us the footing to cope with whatever we may
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