Positive Shift Happens Toolkit

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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 fall 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.

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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


Notes by Chapters for the book Positive Shift Happens with links (pdf)

Resources: Links to Positive Shift Happens Books at Mid-Continent Library, Articles at Wakelet, and Videos at Youtube

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: 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

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