Positive Emotions

February 20, 2018 Byron Thompson No comments exist

If you are at or near the traditional age of retirement, this series of blogs is for you.

I’ve made a study of what it takes to ensure a rich full and satisfying 2nd chapter of life. In these blogs I’ll be sharing the insights I’ve gained with the hopes they will be of benefit to you.

We’ve been talking about Psychologist Martin Seligman’s www.seligman@psych.upenn.edu formula, for achieving Well-Being in which he uses the mnemonic PERMA to remind us the components are, positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment.

I see this formula as a great template for you and me to overlay on our planning and monitoring our day’s activities. This will enable us to avoid the trap of filling up our days with make work or busy work.

The end goal of this is to achieve that feeling of positive emotion.

I like to use a simple measuring device that you might find useful.

I review my activities at the end of the day and ask myself if they can be recorded as things that I’m glad I did (IGID) or if they fall in the category of I wish I had (IWIH)

For more ideas on enriched living in our “bonus years” ask for my free chapbook. 5 keys to retirement happiness.

Byron Thompson


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