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.
What relationships need are partners who will make investments in the relationship; who seek first to understand, then to be understood; who try to see from the other person’s viewpoint; and who ask how they can help, rather than jumping in with their own solution. These are ways to develop an Excelerated Relationship™ and nurture your ties with others.
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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 “Nurturing Healthy Relationships”
Just as we have financial accounts into which we deposit and withdraw money, we have “emotional bank accounts” with loved ones, friends, and colleagues. We make deposits and withdrawals into these accounts as well. If our balance in these accounts is high, we can make the occasional withdrawal without any harmful consequences. But too few deposits and too many withdrawals can leave us with an overdrawn account. Nurturing healthy relationships includes making frequent deposits into the emotional bank account, especially of those closest to us.TheExceleratedLife.com
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
Continue reading “Excelerated Positivity: Gratitude”
Research shows a correlation between feeling grateful and overall life satisfaction. Expressing gratitude is one of the surest ways to increase your positivity and well-being. In addition, you’ll improve the well-being of others when you express your thanks to them.The Excelerated Life, LLC