How to be Happy

An article in the Guardian explores how to be happy. It discusses “positive psychology”, a branch that focuses on understanding when and why things are going right, rather than the traditional exploration of what went wrong and getting back on track. I had never heard of this before this morning, but reading and browsing led to the Authentic Happiness site of one of the psychologists in the article. I took the VIA signature strengths survey, and unsurprisingly to myself turned up creatitivity/ingenuity/originality, curiousity, and love of learning as my top three. If only I could add in some discipline, detail handling, and patience I’d be dangerous.

I found this via a post on Esther Derby’s blog Software (Management) Process Improvement. I just ran across it today but I added it to my aggregator. Lots of good stuff.

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