Positive Shift Happens Toolkit


The practices shown by Positive Psychology to increase happiness and well-being, just happen to spell out BE MEASURING. Free printable pdf of the Building Blocks of Positive Shift. The Building Blocks divide into the Four Ps of Positive Psychology: Power Up, Pause, People, and Purpose, with three in each area. Learn the Power of the Pause to create positive shift.



Chapter One – The Shift: The Four Ps of Positive Shift | The Power of a Pause | The Mind Shift: Growth Mindset | Brain Basics

Chapter Two: The Building Blocks of Positive Shift | Benefits of the BE MEASURING happiness practices in InfographicsHappiness Based on Science & Positive Psychology | Meet the Happiness Experts (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi -Chapter Six)

Chapter Three: Time Perspective and Happiness | Time for Happiness -credit to mytherapypage

Chapter Four – Power Up: Gratitude  – 30 things to be grateful for | UpliftRandom Acts of Kindness | Exercise

Chapter Five – Pause: Breathe | Notice | Meditate

Chapter Six – Purpose: Spirituality – Beliefs – Core Values Map Your ValuesInspire Flow | Aspire: goal setting guide End Goals Lead to a Meaningful Journey | Science of Goals Infographic | Seinfeld Chart for Habits | Motivation: visual illustrations of strategies from Alex Vermeer

Chapter Seven – Productivity: Make Today Count | Science of Productivity Infographic | Time management matrix from “First Things First” by Stephen R Covey – The Sweet Spot

Chapter Eight – Time Management 101 has links to | a Time Audit | the Keep It Super Simple (KISS) System | A Daily Routine & Run Your Day Like an Athlete | Planning | 10 things to do to get the important stuff done

Chapter Nine – Connect with People: Don’t Wait, Relate | Cultivate Relationships | Sharing is Caring – Simple Appreciation Gifts | Emotional Intelligence

Chapter Ten – Communication -from the Skills Employers Want series | Communicate Well -from the Year of Personal Development series | Listening Skills -two free printables | Communication playlist at the Daily PlanIt Youtube channel | Communication board at Pinterest from the Daily PlanIt

Chapter Eleven – Follow Values: Three Clues to Purpose | Uncover Hidden Talents | Create a Value Statement | Self Assessment form and more at Brand and Purpose Toolkit

Chapter Twelve – Power Tools and Focus Themes

Chapter Thirteen – The Final Chapter: Health – Make healthy food choices and track dietLearning about a Low Carb Diet | Work EngagementTop 10 Skills Employers wantWork Skills Toolkit



Breathe – Practice Deep Breathing

Exercise – Choose and Schedule Regular Exercise, The Economy of Goals

Meditate – Practice Meditation

Emotions – Emotional Intelligence

Aspire – How to Set Goals & Time Management 101

Share – Sharing is caringVolunteer, printable ideas for giving calendar at 12 Ways to Give, Random Acts of Kindness bookmark, Gift tags for simple gifts of appreciation

Uplift – Uplift yourself with positive thoughts, quotes and videos. Listen to uplifting music. Uplift others with compliments and kind words.

Relate – Don’t Wait – Relate has ideas for shared activities. Free printable to Stay Connected at Develop a Support System | Seasonal Bucket Lists at Choose the Best Recreational Activities | Recreational activities at Quality Leisure. | Conversation Bingo at A Networking Game Card. Choose loving actionsLove Booksactivities for The Five Love Languages. Do a needs analysis. Communication is key, especially Listening Skills (2 pdfs)

Increase Flow – How to Increase Flow infographic. Use the talents that cause you to lose track of time.

Notice – Take a mindful moment to Look up, be aware, pay attention, smell the roses, enjoy tastes, savor and appreciate life, etc. Plan activities and anticipate them, remember good times.

Gratitude – Gratitude Journal at Keep a Gratitude Journal

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