An expert explains the positive psychology of indulging in small affordable pleasures.
By getting us to focus on what matters to our lives, affirmations can act as a counterbalance to spiralling negative thoughts.
The good news is that we can all improve our happiness levels with daily practice.
The documentary presents a hopeful story of recovery. Here’s what this means for you.
For people who struggle to meet their basic needs, it will take a lot more than simple psychological exercises to flourish. It will take systemic change.
Our research investigates the connections among mental health, holistic well-being and relational virtues – ideas that many people think of as ethical or religious.
Some people might struggle a little harder to enhance their wellbeing than others.
There is more than one way to pursue happiness and to cope with the inevitable low times in life.
TV programmes with certain themes can help boost our mood.
We are constantly bombarded with tips on how to stay resilient. But we need more than that to be happy.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Locking down again? You need a wellbeing plan.
Hope can energise, motivate and help us see through to a time when things will be better. To pull together in a crisis, we should put hope to work.
Once something bound up with other people, more recently ‘happiness’ is seen as something very individual. Has our dependence on each other during lockdown changed our sense of where happiness lies?
‘Post-traumatic growth’ can make us stronger, more resilient and empathetic.
Go on! Read a good book, tickle your kids, pick a flower from your garden. We need to savour these tiny moments of pleasure to ease the stress we all face.
If your family Christmas usually involves annoying relatives and unwanted presents, here’s how to be grateful and actually enjoy what the festive season brings.
Children’s perspectives on math develop at a very young age and have longstanding effects, so it matters that families and teachers promote positive engagement with math skills.
Are you an extrovert or an introvert? From personality to emotional maturity, individual differences matter when it comes to happiness.
Positive education pairs the traditional focus of schools on academic achievement with positive psychology interventions to support student wellbeing.