The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance” – Jodi Picoult
Before Taking Positive Psychology…
Initially, I took this course because I was always intrigued by positive psychology. I took it not only for the requirement to graduate but also to gain tools I can apply towards my own life. I had no idea what to expect after taking this course but it definitely has changed my outlook on many different things.
An Ah-Ha moment for me was learning about….. Mindfulness. After taking this course and learning about mindfulness I have consciously applied it to my everyday life. It has helped me most when dealing with moments of frustration and anger. In the past when it came to coping with frustration and anger I used to bottle these emotions up and it negatively affected how I went through my day, how I talked to people, my emotions, and everything. Now when I deal with these emotions I try to be mindful and really sit with the frustration and anger and understanding why I’m feeling that way. By being mindful and really delving into understanding the cause has allowed me freedom from my negative emotions. I no longer allow it to affect how I live, how I treat people, how I view myself and that’s extremely liberating to know how to deal with negative emotions.
A New Perspective
Positive Psychology opened my eyes to… Positive psychology has taught me that being positive and living a positive life starts with the individual person. As an individual who deals with numerous emotions day in and day out, practicing self-love, resilience, being mindful, having an optimistic mindset, communication, and other things affects how you live and in turn affects others as well.
About the author: Genelle Bautista is a student at Chaminade University. She is double majoring in interior design and psychology. She has a passion for design and for helping others. Her goal in the future is to be a designer and create creative spaces that will positively affects how people experience their external environments.