In only a few decades, Positive Psychology research has made discoveries that have had a meaningful impact on how we live and work.
ThriveSmart wants to be a part of the next wave of discovery.
- Activities that make people happy in small doses - such as shopping, eating, and making money - do not lead to fulfillment in the long term, and have quickly diminishing returns.
- People who express gratitude on a regular basis have better physical health, optimism, progress toward goals, well-being, and help others more.
- Trying to maximize happiness can lead to unhappiness.
- People who witness others perform good deeds experience an emotion called ‘elevation’ and this motivates them to perform their own good deeds.
- Optimism can protect people from mental and physical illness.
- People who are optimistic or happy have better performance in work, school and sports, are less depressed, have fewer physical health problems, and have better relationships with other people.
- People who report more positive emotions in young adulthood live longer and healthier lives.
- Physicians experiencing positive emotion tend to make more accurate diagnoses.
- Healthy human development can take place under conditions of even great adversity due to a process of resilience that is common and completely ordinary.
- People are surprisingly bad at predicting how long they will be happy or sad following an important event.