Humans are hardwired to be negative bias. As such, people who undergo therapy do not know what factors influence the happiness in their life from one event to the next. Psychology professionals believe this incongruity may be a result of perception. A person may not be able to identify specific emotions during the experience but might clearly recognize these emotions when they reflect upon that same experience later. Positive psychology aims to bring a person’s attention, expectation, and memory away from the negative and miserable and toward the positive and hopeful in an attempt to achieve a balanced perspective.
Research has demonstrated that a number of positive psychology practices can effectively raise our level of happiness. The benefits of happiness are significant and widespread and extend far beyond just feeling good.
Happier people tend to enjoy better health, live a longer life, have closer friendships, are more creative and productive at work and in life, and achieve greater success. Research studies show that the happiest people tend to: