STRENGTH SPOTTING AND ACTS OF KINDNESS: Flourishing Friday
Flourishing Friday (FF)-Welcome to Flourishing Fridays (FF), where every Friday we bring you a Positive Psychology-based life hack that will help you flourish. In these episodes, we look at the real-life application of Positive Psychology while giving you tips and strategies to put Positive Psychology into use in all areas of your life.
Today’s podcast is about how you can take two research-based interventions for improving your well-being and combine them into one. Performing an act of kindness and spotting strengths
Research shows that performing acts of kindness for others boosts the giver’s well-being as much as it promotes the recipient’s well-being, if not more.
Sometimes, the mere thought of performing an act of kindness is enough to boost our happiness and well-being by giving us a dose of positivity.
The reason being is that for most of us, when we imagine ourselves doing something, our brain and body respond as though we’re doing it, and imagining doing it, we put ourselves in the shoes of the person about to receive it.
The second intervention is about noticing strengths. One of the pillars of positive psychology is taking a strengths approach. We’re not just trying to shore up weaknesses - we want to recognize and build the positive.
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