In the current climate, wellbeing is the most important thing for you as parents, our children and families. One way we can prioritise wellbeing is by practising gratitude which is often associated with happiness. It’s a state of wellbeing that encompasses living a good life. Mark Chernoff has named 7 habits of highly happy people:

  1. Be a part of something you believe in

  2. Share time with Family and Friends

  3. Reflect on the good

  4. Exploit the resources you DO have access to

  5. Create happy endings whenever possible

  6. Use personal strengths to get things done

  7. Savour the natural joy of simple pleasures

​The founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, describes happiness as experiencing frequent positive emotions, such as joy, excitement and contentment, combined with deeper feelings of meaning and purpose. It implies a positive mindset in the present and an optimistic outlook for the future. Importantly, happiness experts have argued that happiness is not a stable, unchangeable trait but something flexible that we can work on and ultimately strive towards.

  • How can we encourage theses 7 habits in our children?
  • Will you commit to prioritising these 7 habits in your life?​