Essential elements for happiness and well-being:
Positive Emotions Most of us have the tendency to expect the worst, see the downside, and avoid taking risk due to fear of failure. If we cultivate positive emotions, we hope for the best, see the upside, and take intelligent risks.
Mindfulness When we get completely absorbed with our daily activities and enjoy doing them, we enter the state of being known as ‘flow’. In Positive Psychology, ‘flow’ describes a state of blissful immersion in the present moment.
Healthy Relationships Humans need strong network of healthy relationships around them.When they feel a strong positive emotion or a sense of accomplishment, the primary action urge is to share that with someone close to the heart.
Purpose When we realize that there's something greater than ourselves, we tend to find the purpose of our lives. Once we clearly see the meaning of our lives, we discover the real happiness.
Strengths Studies by experts such as Martin Seligman in the new field of Positive Psychology show that the happiest people are those who have discovered their unique strengths and virtues and use those strengths and virtues for a purpose that is greater than their own personal goals.