May 1, 2014
There’s a buzz these days about a concept called positive psychology. You have a sense of what it is about but you’d like to know more, especially of it applies to you.
- Are there aspects of creativity, positivity, supportive conversations that are regularly practiced around your workplace?
- Do you have happiness habits that you covet and make sure get attention, like exercise, playtime with kids, or taking time for gratitude?
- Is the workplace emotionally fulfilling for people?
- How can you play a role in positivity there for you and others?
You don’t have to be a brainiac to delve into these questions. We are discovering that more problem-solving and critical thinking gets accomplished when there is a positive disposition in the workplace.
Enter workplace wellness. Positive psychology encourages the type of atmosphere that fulfills people, eliminates closed-minded thinking, and brings up all the good stats in an organization, like fewer sick days and less conflict. Woohoo.
Find a happiness habit that you can make your poster child. Give it some attention. Make it a habit, and make yourself happy.
*Bobby N. Holstead, PhD Thanks!