Positive psychology is the study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. It is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
It is the scientific study of the “good life”, or the positive aspects of the human experience that make life worth living. Psychologist Martin Seligman referred to “the good life” as “using your signature strengths every day to produce authentic happiness and abundant gratification”.
Read about ‘how to be happy’ : https://www.theguardian.com/society/2003/nov/19/1
Listen to Martin Seligman’s Ted Talk on “The new era of positive psychology”: (23 minutes)
The benefits of positive psychology include an increase in self-esteem, improved relationships, and a better outlook on life.