Why Be Negative, When You Can Be Positive!
I always try to surround myself with good vibes and positive people. Which is why I love doing what I do, I’m a DJ and my main goal every night I preform is to make people have a good time. Great vibes bring great people and great vibes influences great people. So why wouldn’t you want to bring positivity into your life? Positive psychology is one of the newest branches of psychology to emerge. This particular area of psychology focuses on how to help human beings prosper and lead healthy, happy lives. While many other branches of psychology tend to focus on dysfunction and abnormal behavior, …show more content…
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Over the last ten years or so, general interest in positive psychology has grown tremendously. Today, more and more people are searching for information on how they can become more fulfilled and achieve their full potential. Interest in the topic has also increased on college campuses. In 2006, Harvard 's course on positive psychology became the university 's most popular class. In order to understand the field of positive psychology, it is essential to start by learning more about its history, major theories and applications.
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Instead surround yourself with positive, supportive people who will encourage you and believe in you. These are individuals who tend to smile a lot, love to laugh at life, and are always there to cheer you on. They see your potential even when you 're not showing it, and they look at every day as an opportunity for you to do something great. They are also the ones who boost your confidence when you 're up against a challenge and who lift your spirits when you 're down in the dumps or stuck in a rut. They are eternal optimists and die-hard advocates. They 've got your back and will always be in your corner
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