Positive Psychology

About a year back, I was teaching a group of adult students and one of the topics I taught was ‘Positive Psychology’. The most fascinating part of the process were the people’s reactions to the subject. But first, allow me to give you a brief description of Positive Psychology. It’s a way of looking at human beings from a perspective of their strengths and abilities that help them move on with life. The way I see it, it celebrates mental strengths which all of us possess. These mental strengths can be resilience, hope, zest for life, love of learning and many more. Dr Martin Seligman is considered to be the Father of Positive Psychology. I asked the students in my class to share an incident

Declutter and Reboot

Every time I sit down to de-clutter my wardrobe, there are few clothes that have been around forever. They continue to sit in my cupboard for years and stare at me. These clothes are like leftovers, I can’t manage to make up my mind if I need to discard them or keep them. Maybe this is a simile that works beautifully with the mind. Some thoughts continue to exist within us, leading a silent life, they gnaw at us and remind us that we need to give them a closure. But sometimes we wonder if we have the courage to deal with them? Would it feel like opening a can of worms? Sometimes sitting on the fence is so easy, but it stops any movement and allows mind to stagnate. So this time, I’m choosing

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