Happiness inspires productivity. When we are happy, we do more. Employee wellness is a significant concern for organisations today. With increasing high rates of depression, poor work-life balance, and stress disorders among professionals promoting happiness at work is a sheer necessity. One method is positive psychology.
Positive psychology is uniquely solution-focused. It is not merely a remedy for problems. It is a visionary change to look into the same things with a different perspective. By making us more aware of our inner strength and capabilities, it helps us to see the positive around us and make our life more worthy and fulfilling.
Positive psychology helps us look at life with optimism, allow us to appreciate the present, lets us accept and make peace with the past, helps us to be more grateful and forgiving, and helps us to look beyond momentary pleasures and pains of life.
One positive psychology technique that you can do is the “What went well” Exercise. For one week, including your days when you are not at work. Set aside some time each day for writing about three good things, big or small, that happened on that day. Each day when you have completed the exercise, reflect back on it, and absolutely celebrate your achievements and successes.