Engaging in continuous learning and creative or intellectually challenging activities that foster development. It includes monitoring cognitive wellness, striving for personal satisfaction and growth at work, and aiming for financial stability.
Ideas to Try:
- Build your Psychological Capital. Psychological Capital (PsyCap) is a state that can be thought of as mental strength and flexibility. Research tells us that it can be incredibly effective in heightening our ability to meet challenge and manage stress. If developed, our PsyCap not only builds our well-being, it helps provide us with a competitive edge over that related to intelligence and skill alone.
- Use your Strengths. Character strengths are considered to be the basic building blocks of human flourishing. They are stable, universal personality traits that show themselves in how you think, feel, and behave. When you discover your strengths you can use them to handle stress, become happier, and build connections.
- Find your Flow. Flow is a state of heightened focus and immersion in activities such as work, play, and art. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life.
Things to Read:
Videos to Watch:
In this funny TED Talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that happiness inspires us to be more productive.
In this TED Talk, Eduardo Briceño shares techniques to avoid stagnation and to always feel like you are growing and moving forward in work, parenting, or creative hobbies.
Lawyer Matt Potempa speaks about building the life you want by creating the practice of your dreams.
Teresa Amabile, author of The Progress Principle, shares key insights from her research about staying motivated at work, including the importance of measuring progress, documenting challenges, and taking time to reflect.
Lawyer Jennifer Overall talks about how to tune up your brain for optimal performance.
In this engaging TED Talk, Dr. Csikszentmihalyi - co-founder of positive psychology and creator of the concept of “flow”- asks, ‘What makes a life worth living?’ The answer isn’t money but may be found in activities that bring enjoyment and lasting satisfactionby generating the state of flow.