Habits and Happiness
“Habits and Happiness importantly reminds us that, scientifically, happiness can be a choice if we change our behavior.”- Shawn Achor
Before Taking Positive Psychology my thoughts about the course were: I thought Positive Psychology would focus on all of the good feelings that we have, I didn’t understand that it would, in fact, make me think and understand my negative feelings and guide me to change these negative feelings or habits into positive ones.
Sorting through Triggers, Negative and Positive Habits
An Ah-Ha moment for me was learning about positive and negative habits in Habits and Happiness by Braco. I found this book very useful in that it taught me about triggers that set me off in both positive and negative habits and ways I can go about changing bad habits and implementing good ones. The mind is such a powerful thing and if we can train our minds to think more positively then we can, in fact, live a more positive and healthy life.
Positive Psychology opened my eyes to understanding what triggers me to think and act the way that I do. I learned how to change my negative thought process and how to change bad habits into positive ones. Becoming a more positive person mentally and physically is something I feel I can achieve after taking this class.
About the Author: Aubrey DiLorenzo is a student at Chaminade University. She plans on getting her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and hopes to become a kindergarten teacher one day. Aubrey is a mother of two girls and a wife to a United States Marine.