Much research has been done to find out exactly what makes us happy and fill content, and what puts that smile on our face. The father of psychology Martin Seligman has come up with something called PERMA which is straightforward and achievable by most people.


How often do you feel gratitude, peace, pleasure, inspiration and the warm feeling of love and security. By feeling these emotions it makes you able to enjoy the here and now which can bring on positive emotions. Learn to be grateful for what you have and not focus on what you don’t. Embrace and appreciate what comforts you have around you such as, a roof over your head, food on the table and loving friends or family, Appreciating what you have here and now will bring positive emotions your way. So out with the negative thinking and in with the positive!


Do you have the ability to be in the moment? It’s when you are totally focused or in the flow with what ever you are doing either a skill or an experience. If you are able to live in the moment it seriously will bump up your state of well-being.


This is essential for your well-being, relationships need to be meaningful and not toxic. Are you really happy in your relationships? You need to feel comfortable, appreciated and wanted in your relationships for them to feel positive. Being on your own is sometimes better than being in a toxic relationship.


We all need meaning in our lives. This is something bigger than us. We can all achieve meaning by helping others, being supportive or belonging/ connecting to a cause that does.


Having a realistic set of goals and working towards them help you stay focused and engaged with life. As long as they are realistic and you flourish with them they will give you ,much positive happiness in your achievements.