Continue reading “Why Character Strengths Matter”
Character strengths matter because they give us a framework for learning about and discussing the character strengths which we all share in different combinations. Using our character strengths allows us to interact with the world in a more positive way and to enjoy the benefits of increased positivity.
Continue reading “Happiness Is the Way”
Happiness and resilience go hand-in-hand. By building your happiness, that is, your positivity and well-being, you can experience all the benefits of increased positivity, including the ability to bounce back quickly when things go wrong.
Continue reading “Excelerated Relationships™ and Happiness”
Humans are social animals. We need each other. We are made to seek companionship and a lack of social support negatively impacts our potential for happiness and well-being. Social connections increase our feelings of happiness, contentment, and well-being. And they not only make us happier but they improve our health and perhaps help us live longer.
Continue reading “Build Character with Character Strengths”
Character matters and focusing on your character strengths helps to enhance your character, helps you be the best you. One way to identify your own excellent character traits is to know your Signature Strengths. And not only know what they are but take active measures to live them.
When you are flourishing, you experience positive emotions, enjoy good health, physically and mentally, and have close, meaningful relationships with family and friends. Your life has meaning and you are living out your purpose. The good news is, by virtue of being human you contain within you the seeds of flourishing.Continue reading “Components of Flourishing”
If we want to flourish as human beings, we require warm and trusting relationships with other people. So begin making a difference in your relationships.Continue reading “Make a Difference in Your Relationships”
Continue reading “How To Use Your Strengths To Help Others”
Each of us comes to this life with a unique purpose and a unique combination of strengths. To give your best in Service to the world, learn your Signature Strengths then find ways to use them to benefit yourself and to benefit others. When you use your strengths to help others, you leave your personal mark on your world.
Continue reading “Choose a Happiness Goal”
Pursuing a worthy goal gives you a sense of purpose. It boosts your self-esteem and self-confidence. Working toward a goal adds structure and meaning to life and gives you the opportunity to practice setting priorities and managing your time well. Finally, a happiness goal usually involves engaging with others, which can bring happiness in and of itself.
Continue reading “Learning To Use Your Signature Strengths”
To reap the benefits of learning to use your signature strengths, use them every day. The benefits of increased positivity make it worthwhile to consciously take steps to discover and use your signature strengths.
Continue reading “Practices To Help You Flourish”
Do you feel stuck, living a middling life, getting by OK but not thriving? Or are you excited to get up in the morning, looking forward to a day of meaningful and enjoyable activity? You have a choice. Will you choose the downward spiral that leads to languishing and worse? Or will you choose to take the upward path, an upward spiral to help you flourish?TheExceleratedLife.com