Peace & Joy
Peace & Joy

Peace & Joy: Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology

A summary of positive psychology techniques that the research community has discovered.

Positive thinking is a deceptively simple concept with profound implications. This article explores the role of positive thinking in various settings: difficult life situations, sports psychology, medicine and spiritual pursuits.

Opening up helps us heal. Some practical techniques for opening up are listed in this article.

Thankfulness techniques and ideas from various sources.

Stories about self belief, diligence and perseverance that left an impression on me.

1) Alfred Adler was as famous as Freud and Jung from 1930s to 1950s. He identified that the people with maximum psychological problems were those afflicted by selfishness. His 14-Day Cure Plan essentially asked his patients to do random acts of kindness for others.

2) In various 'Mars & Venus' books by John Gray, including his book on love making, the key idea is to understand the needs of your partner and to try your best to meet them. Love making is awesome if both partners follow this approach.

3) One of the love languages in the book 'The Five Love Languages' is acts of service.

4) Self care can be seen as an act of service.

A summary of what I learnt at a 1-day workshop on forgiveness.

Flow activities are goal directed activities that absorb us. A good combination of skill and challenge is needed for an activity to qualify as 'flow'. People who practice flow activities are happier :)

18 Sep 2008
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