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How to be more present in your day to day life | – Positivity Article

Mindfulness has become the new black in the world of well-being. What began as a spiritual practice in Buddhism, has been put under the microscope and found to have multiple health benefits. Neuroscience has made a remarkable discovery. Mindfulness meditation activates the home of positive emotions in the brain, which is the left pre-frontal cortex. Regular practice of this form of meditation can develop your capacity for happiness without having to do mental gymnastics! In a nutshell, mindfulness is about…

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Notes from the Author | – Positivity Article

A new approach to mental health The Little Book of Happiness is the third in my trilogy of practical books, based on positive psychology, the science of wellbeing. I first got into positive psychology when I was looking to self-medicate out of depression. Not only did I find a way back to feeling good but I’ve gone through the last decade without a single visit from the black dog. It also led to a fresh sense of purpose – to…

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The Key to a Happier Future? Laying the Foundations for a Positive 2019 | – Positivity Article

By Miriam Akhtar MAPP I’ve never been much of a fan of New Year’s Resolutions and making a vision board can leave me feeling surprisingly flat. Recently at a Positive Psychology Masterclass, my co-trainer Bridget mentioned hearing Prof Martin Seligman talk about ‘prospection’ and how it could be the key to creating a happy future. You might consider your ‘prospects’ when changing jobs or think about how to attract ‘prospective’ buyers for your home, but ‘prospection’ is not a word you…

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A Dose of Vitamin G | – Positivity Article

It calms the mind, lifts the mood and acts as an instant digital detox. Getting a regular dose of green space, aka Vitamin G, is often overlooked as a way of growing wellbeing. Spending time in nature feels good and there’s a body of evidence to show that it does us good too. Getting out into the wilderness is a natural healer of mental health. It used to be known as the ‘camp cure’ or ‘wilderness therapy’. Stressed urbanites would…

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