Using Positive Psychology to AIM for a Positive Life

By Averil Leimon, Gladeana McMahon

Part of Positive Psychology For Dummies Cheat Sheet

According to Positive Psychology, you need to take three main steps in order to achieve health and wellbeing. They are covered by the acronym AIM:

  • Attending: Pay attention to the genuinely good stuff which happens to you. Don’t just filter it out.

  • Interpreting: Don’t always view experiences in a negative light. See the positive wherever you can.

  • Memorising: Remember positive events and paint positive mental pictures of your experiences.