Accomplishment

December 22, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

What is well-being and how do we know when we get it?
We’ve talked previously about the work University of Pennsylvania’s psychologist Martin Seligman seligman@psych.upenn.edu is doing in this area. He uses the handy mnemonic PERMA to remember the 5 elements of Well-Being. Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment. His excellent book Flourish A visionary understanding of Happiness and Well-Being spells his theory out in detail.
I have as, a non-academician, a lay person’s understanding but a recent experience helped me to get a better grasp on one aspect of it. I suspect it will be helpful to you as well.
The day after Thanksgiving I headed over the health club. When I finished my aerobic and weights work out. I sat down and recorded the experience in my journal. I experienced a sense of satisfaction from doing something good for myself both physically and mentally.
To me that was Well-Being.
Want to know more about achieving a life well lived send for my free booklet. 5 Keys to Retirement Happiness.

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