Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is much more than just having an upbeat attitude or pretending to be happy; it’s a state of mind where a person intentionally endeavors to focus on the beneficial aspects of any given situation. While the concept has gotten some bad press over the years, the point is not to turn a blind eye to life’s problems or trials, but rather to look at them creatively and find the hidden possibilities in what might, on its face, be an impossible situation. When the mind is trapped in the negative, it can be very difficult to think around corners or find solutions to the problems in front of us. In these situations, a positive mindset can open us to a broader range of options. And for those of us who feel stuck in permanent negative mode, the good news is that, according to psychological studies, positive thinking is a skill that can be learned. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

The Book of Awesome

Sometimes it's easy to forget the things that make us smile.

The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want

You see here a different kind of happiness book. “The How of Happiness” is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elements of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research.

Happiness Workbook: A CBT-Based Guide to Foster Positivity and Embrace Joy

Discover how you can feel happier every day with this cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) workbook. Reframe the way you think about stress and bring joy into your life with CBT practices.

The Beginner’s Guide to Stoicism: Tools for Emotional Resilience and Positivity

Being a stoic means embracing positivity and self-control through the ability to accept the uncertainty of outcomes. With this stoicism guide, the beginner stoic will learn how to take charge of their emotions on the path to sustained happiness and satisfaction.

52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy

Drawing on happiness research and her own personal philosophy, Moorea Seal creates an inspiring tool for list lovers everywhere to discover the keys to their own unique happiness and bring more joy and balance into their lives.

Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change

In his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success. This book is about what comes before both.

Happiness For Dummies

Now, you can find the happiness you want and live “the good life” you deserve by applying the helpful information in Happiness For Dummies, the ultimate guide to achieving bliss! You’ll discover proven techniques for living a meaningful, healthy, and productive life no matter what your life ci...

Primary Greatness: The 12 Levers of Success

Many of us are hurting. We have chronic problems, dissatisfactions, and disappointments. We feel overwhelmed by burdens we carry. The idea of living a “great life” can seem like a distant dream. Stephen R.

Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection

Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab, Barbara L. Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connection between people—even strangers.


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