Why New Psychology Focuses on Happiness and Positive Emotions and Skills

Most of us are generally looking in the wrong places for achieving happiness in our life daily life. We don’t reach happiness by the accumulation of more material things or riches. Dr. Martin Seligman and his associates recent research says ” We can create happiness in our lives more easily by practicing certain behaviors”. These behaviors are summarized using the acronym PERMA:

Positive emotions – feeling good by doing good

Engagement – being completely absorbed in activities

Relationships – being authentically and respectful of others

Meaning – create a purposeful existence and a why for living

Achievement – a sense of accomplishment and success.

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