“Anxiety turns you into a problem-solver; when you’re anxious, you’ll do anything you can to get yourself and others out of a pressing situation”

Connecting the curriculum with my future

Before Taking Positive Psychology my thoughts about the course were: this is going to be a boring class. I just need this class to graduate. I was wrong; I enjoyed the class and all the material that I learned from it. I also loved the reading because it taught me so much about Positive Psychology and makes me just want to continue with my masters in this field, not social worker.

An Ah-Ha moment for me was learning about….. (FLOW)

Positive Psychology opened my eyes to… Flow allows me to relax, become happy, and gives me meaning to finish or enjoy whatever i am doing. My feelings when I am engaged in FLOW are happiness, energetic, feeling relaxed, and very in sync in what I am doing. Like when I am cleaning my house, I open all the windows, turn the music on, and go at it cleaning everything. Without the music, I believe it would take me a long time to get stuff done, but with the music my mind is more concentrated on the sounds I hear then actually cleaning, it’s like killing two birds with one stone.

About the author: James A. Giuffre, retired from U.S. Army, graduating from Chaminade University in December 2016, furthering his education in Sports Medicine in 2017 for his Masters. Future goals are to have opened and successfully run 10 care homes in Hawaii by 2025. He hopes to compete in a Vegas tour for APA Pool.


“We are the Positive Psychology People”

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