Positive psychology, the study of human strength and resiliency, is a welcome addition to the field of psychology which has traditionally focused on psychological disorders. One theory proposed by positive psychology researchers is that we are all born with a “happiness setpoint.” The good news is that this setpoint has a range, and we can take action to get ourselves to the top of the range.
Some of are just naturally serious or introspective, and at times, we may envy friends who are naturally bubbly. The link between reaching the top of your happiness setpoint and mindfulness is real, as mindfulness practices encourage more activation in areas of the brain associated with positive emotion. Mindfulness and other contemplative practice can help us experience more frequent feelings of well-being.
Take a look at this list of the happiest facts of all time. See if it doesn’t push you toward the top of your happiness setpoint. Savor your happy mood.
What helps you reach the top of your happiness set point? How does your mindfulness practice play a role? Keep us posted.
We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!
For more info on positive psychology, including assessments and questionnaires, go to the University of Pennsylvania’s Authentic Happiness site.
Discover The Everday Mindfulness Toolbox. If you are looking for practical tools that you can integrate into your everyday life – at home, work, or elsewhere – then look no more! You need the Everyday Mindfulness Toolbox.
Your subscription supports the maintenance and content on mindfulhub.com. If you already subscribe, THANK YOU!
- Convenient one-time donation. No need to renew.
- Unlimited access to the Everyday Mindfulness Toolbox – viewable on any device
- Instructional videos that guide you through short, practical mindful practices.
- Access to our guides to practical mindful tools – ways to recenter and ensure you find your balance daily
- Cancel at your convenience.
Good Karma: One-time donation
We love spontaneous support. Your donation stokes the journalistic and creative fires! Make A Donation