Are You Thriving?

Do you know what it takes to thrive and find happiness? A new study could shed light on what it takes to make the most out of your life.

Dr. Daniel Brown, a sport and exercise scientist at the University of Portsmouth, has pulled together all the research on what makes people thrive, from studies of babies and teenagers, to studies of artists, sportspeople, employees and the elderly, and has come up with the first definitive catch-all.  His research is published in European Psychologist.

He wrote, “It appears to come down to an individual experiencing a sense of development, of getting better at something, and succeeding at mastering something…In the simplest terms, what underpins it is feeling good about life and yourself and being good at something.”

According to Science News, “The study outlines the ‘shopping list’ underlying Dr. Brown’s simple definition. To thrive doesn’t need all the components, but suggests a combination of some from each of the two following lists may help:”

A: Is:

  • optimistic,
  • spiritual or religious,
  • motivated,
  • proactive,
  • someone who enjoys learning,
  • flexible,
  • adaptable,
  • socially competent,
  • believes in self/has self-esteem.

B: Has:

  • opportunity,
  • employer/family/other support,
  • challenges and difficulties are at manageable level,
  • environment is calm,
  • is given a high degree of autonomy,
  • is trusted as competent.

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