Resilient people rewrite their habitual thoughts to be more supportive, realistic, and helpful. The great thing is that anyone can rewrite their thoughts; all it takes is practice. Here are five situations where resilient thoughts make all the difference in managing your stress.
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Subjective well-being is the primary way Positive Psychology researchers have defined and measured people's happiness and well-being.
The way to make real, positive change is to recognize what is working, and then consciously move in that direction. Here are three examples of improving your life by celebrating what you already do well -- and doing more of it.
SmartAsset analyzed data on metrics ranging from marriage rates to bankruptcies to life expectancy to find the U.S. counties with the highest quality of life - the happiest places in America.
The key to coping with stress while you're in the pressure cooker -- and dealing with the stress of being in there -- is to focus on what you can control. And that comes down to two things: your emotions and your mind.
A big house or a new car won't actually make you happier; it's the simple joys in life that bring true happiness. Read on to learn 15 simple ways that you can start living a happier life today.
Increases in income cause happiness to grow only up until a certain point, the point at which basic needs are met. Above this point, increased income does not contribute to more happiness. Well, the story is slightly more complicated than that.
Burnout is an equal opportunity condition. Any job, from selling insurance to answering customer calls all day, can drain you of your calm, optimism, sense of purpose and good mood. And all too often, if your job isn't recognized as stressful, the gravity of burnout hits you too late, long after you're just ashes on the floor.
Are people confused about their own happiness? Or are researchers stuck in their ivory towers, blinded to the needs of the masses?
It might take a while to shift your decisions, especially if they are tied to ingrained habits. But with practice, you will be able to notice the habitual act and say, "What will I do now?" instead of giving into the next knee-jerk response.
Researchers and thinkers have often claimed that cultures can be divided between individualistic cultures and collectivistic cultures. The former prioritize individual satisfaction and achievement, while the latter prioritize the collective goals of the family, group and society.