positive psychology

Grow your gratitude

Be grateful, practise gratitude, count your blessings, write down 3 things you are grateful for… Advice to be more grateful is everywhere, and it is sound advice. A solid body of psychological research has shown that gratitude is consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude also helps people experience more [...]

2020-03-27T14:49:14+13:00March 25th, 2020|

How to help and be helped

Asking for help is hard. In a society where self-reliance is valued so highly, we are embracing vulnerability when we admit that we can’t do it alone. Through asking for help, we are openly admitting that we don’t have all the resources to do it ourselves. As social psychologist [...]

2020-03-24T08:57:13+13:00March 19th, 2020|

Nudges from the science of wellbeing

How many times have you prioritised work over sleep? How often have you heard that you “can’t burn the candle at both ends”? And yet, sleeping 7 to 9 hours each night can still feel like a special treat rather than a day-to-day necessity. Likewise, grabbing the fresh fruit [...]

2020-03-24T08:54:45+13:00February 26th, 2020|