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Mindfulness & Positivity for Dummies

Mindfulness & Positivity for Dummies | Unplug | Scoop.it
The latest wellbeing theory from the founder of the positive psychology movement, Dr. Martin Seligman, consists of five elements, summarized by the mnemonic PERMA. Dr.
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Positive Psychologist, Dr. Martin Seligman, states that wellbeing consists of five elements:

 

  1. Positive Emotion
  2. Engagement
  3. Relationships
  4. Meaning
  5. Accomplishment
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Is the Goal to Avoid a Bad Outcome or to Reap Dividends?

Is the Goal to Avoid a Bad Outcome or to Reap Dividends? | Unplug | Scoop.it
Procrastination is all too common — and most of us struggle with it from time to time.
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Dr. Marla Gottschalk breaks down the procrastination story while distinguishing it from the simple tendency to struggle with a decision. In the process, you get an informative look at human nature and what drives the avoidance habit.


You can look at all the reasons why you avoid or feel negatively about a task and from there turn it upside down (or right side up!).


A few notable reasons for procrastination mentioned here include:


  • Irrelevance (no connection to our roles)
  • Inadequacy ("Can I really do this?")
  • Association (what it signifies or who/what it's originating from)


Practical, easy-to-implement steps for overcoming the avoidance routine create the new question of the day: How much do you want to succeed?

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10 Actions for Happier Living

10 Actions for Happier Living | Unplug | Scoop.it
Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change. We want a society that prioritises the things that really matter.
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We all have a different path to happiness.  Yet research shows there are ten key things you can do towards creating a happier life.

 

  1. Set your intention for happiness
  2. Discover 3 positive things each day
  3. Create a happiness group
  4. Be kind to and do kind things for others
  5. Bring mindfulness into your day
  6. Look for the good in those around you
  7. Thank people to whom you are grateful
  8. Organize a party in your neighborhood
  9. If you are struggling, seek help
  10. Use positive parenting techniques
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Sagan's Insight: Don't Just Unplug, Don't Just Ask "What's the Point?" But...

Sagan's Insight: Don't Just Unplug, Don't Just Ask "What's the Point?" But... | Unplug | Scoop.it
An inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness, spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, and more.
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This brief but jam-packed Brain Pickings' gem draws our attention to Carl Sagan's legacy and, consequently, the influence his input can have on our worlds. Combined with golden insight from Neil deGrasse Tyson, you'll find motivation for more meaningful living in less than five minutes of encouragement. Read and listen...then, make it work for you.

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