Tag: engagement

Getting the measure of things

Filed in Blog by on August 10, 2013 6 Comments

I told you in my first post that I wanted a flourishing life but what does that actually mean?  How will I know when I have achieved it and how do I make sure that I enjoy the journey?  I intend to use as my reference guide positive psychologist Martin Seligman’s PERMA model of flourishing.

Seligman identified five factors that he believed were necessary for well-being and that contributed to human flourishing:  positive emotions; engagement; meaning; positive relationships and accomplishment.  He chose these factors because they each contribute towards well-being, they can be pursued for their own sake and it is possible to define and measure them independently of each other.  Collectively they create a theory of well-being.  So let’s take a look at the different elements to see how things measure up. Continue Reading »

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