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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.

Habit Healthy Response
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.
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