Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Become a Joy Multiplier

For those who read me regularly, you are aware that I’ve been fascinated with the area of Positive Psychology.  I recently completed another psychology class via Coursera – the fourth in a series; this one on Resilience (link here).   Resilience in this course was defined as the ability to bounce back from negative emotional experiences/adversity … Continue reading Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Become a Joy Multiplier

More Tools for Putting Positive Psychology into Practice

Continuing my insights from the series of Coursera classes on Positive Psychology (link here), this blog post will share more tools beyond Savoring (link here) and Cultivating Positive Emotions (link here). Positive Practice Tool: Utilizing your Character Strengths Utilizing your Character Strengths is a significant part of putting Positive Psychology into practice.  By focusing on … Continue reading More Tools for Putting Positive Psychology into Practice

Another Tool for Putting Positive Psychology into Practice

Learned optimism is one of the most important aspects of my retirement transition.   For most of my career, I was a critical-thinking pessimist.  I was excellent at looking at worse case scenarios and planning to avoid pitfalls on any project or change we were doing.  I had a boss once tell me “you’ll never be … Continue reading Another Tool for Putting Positive Psychology into Practice

Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Savoring

As I continue to actively put Positive Psychology into practice, I am exploring some of the practices in more depth. Today I wanted to think/write more about Savoring to see if it stimulated some new activity ideas.  Savoring is the #1 Positive Practice in my list of 11 (see blog link here). When I first … Continue reading Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Savoring

Putting Positive Psychology Into Practice – Part 2

This blog captures my recent synthesis of Positive Psychology explorations.  It’s my list of Positivity Practices /Positivity Skills Development where I’m capturing possible How-to’s not just on the absence of negative (the bad things to “stop”), but also on the cultivation & nurturing of the positive.  Why am I doing this?  Research continues to support … Continue reading Putting Positive Psychology Into Practice – Part 2

Putting Positive Psychology Into Practice

During the first couple of years of my retirement transition I explored Positive Psychology and worked on becoming a more positive, optimistic person.  (Yes, I was a highly critical pessimist!   Yes, optimism can be learned.)  I choose to be more positive because in my retirement life vision I wanted to be happy.  As I explored … Continue reading Putting Positive Psychology Into Practice