The Scientific Theory of Happiness
How can we use PERMA during challenging times?
How can we tap into our strenghts to thrive during a crisis?
Dr Martin Seligman shares with us the PERMA Model
The PERMA model was designed by Dr. Martin Seligman with five core element of psychological well-being and happiness. Seligman believes that these five elements can help people reach a life of fulfillment, happiness, and meaning.
P – Positive Emotion
Being able to focus on positive emotions is more than just smiling, it is the ability to be optimistic and view the past, present, and future in a positive perspective. This positive view in life can help you in relationships, work, and inspire you to be more creative and take more chances.
E – Engagement
It is important in our lives to be able to find activities that take our full engagement. Engagement in the activities in our lives is important for us to learn, grow and nurture our personal happiness
R – Relationships
Relationships and social connections are one of the most important aspects of life. Humans are social animals that thrive for connection, love, intimacy, and a strong emotional and physical interaction with other humans.
M – Meaning
Having a purpose and meaning to why each of us are on this earth is important to living a life of happiness and fulfillment. Rather than the pursuit of pleasure and material wealth there is an actual meaning to our life. Such meaning gives people a reason for their life and that there is a greater purpose to life.
A – Accomplishments
You should make realistic goals that can be met and just putting in the effort to achieving those goals can already give you a sense of satisfaction, when you finally achieve those goals a sense of pride and fulfillment will be reached. Having accomplishments in life is important to push ourselves to thrive and flourish.
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