A note on happiness, by the godfather of positive psychology

‘Happiness’ is a scientifically unwieldy notion, but there are three different forms of it if you can pursue. For the ‘Pleasant Life,’ you aim to have as much positive emotion as possible and learn the skills to amplify positive emotion. For the ‘Engaged Life,’ you identify your highest strengths and talents and recraft your life to use them as much as you can in work, love, friendship, parenting, and leisure. For the ‘Meaningful Life,’ you use your highest strengths and talents to belong to and serve something you believe is larger than the self.  — Martin Seligman

 

A Positive Approach to Modern Living, via Training Magazine

As a tool for personal and professional development, Improvisation has the ability to affect both our cognitive and behavioral tendencies.

It puts into action real life scenarios where our tolerance for change, failure, acceptance, are tested – simply….it puts our thinking into action and works to build new habits.

It gives us a strategy (a set of skills) to make the best of any situation.

This article from Training Magazine  highlights the 3 main categories of life-skills to fill our toolboxes with, as identified by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):

  1. “Learning to know,” which is about our cognitive abilities involving decision-making, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  2. “Learning to be,” which is about our personal abilities involving skills for increasing internal control, managing feelings, and managing stress.
  3. “Learning to live together,” which is about our interpersonal abilities involving interpersonal communication skills, negotiation and refusal skills, empathy, co-operation, teamwork, and advocacy skills.

A Positive Approach to Modern Living | trainingmag.com.