Using Positive Psychology to Respond Healthily
Part of the Positive Psychology For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Remember that harmful repetitive habits are the bane of the well-lived life. Taking the steps in this table can help you to tackle bad habits head-on.
|Stop being angry!||Anger is a primitive emotion geared to the fight or flight stress reaction. Cut down the amount of time you spend feeling hostile.|
|Cheer up, it may never happen!||Start looking on the bright side of life. Find the joy in ordinary things. Don’t waste time on negativity.|
|Get a life!||Engaging in activities with other people is good for you. Having a variety of activities to fall back on can reduce the negative impact of challenging times.|
|Cut back on harmful habits||Habits like drinking too much or smoking, especially where they’re connected to feeling low, are really destructive. Get help to change.|