Resilience is one of my favourite things in positive psychology.
When you have resilience in your personal toolkit you have the ability to bounce back from adversity, to be able to deal with a major challenge in life and keep going, and to be able to continue living life.
the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
As with many things in positive psychology resilience is...
This week's flourish and thrive (positive psychology in action) is all about volunteering. You may, or may not believe me, but volunteering has a number of psychological attributes. We all know that volunteering can make somebody feel nice, and you have the self satisfaction of helping somebody else, but actually volunteering also has a much broader impact on your being.
Research studies have found that volunteering and helping others has tangible benefits which are both psychological...
In order to really flourish and thrive you need to ensure that you are surrounded by the right people. In this context the right people includes reflecting who is in your circle of friends, mentors, family, teachers, etc. In essence :very single person you encounter provides you with an opportunity to learn.
As I grow wider I realise that in order to genuinely flourish and thrive you need to and should: