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Positive Education

Bringing Positive Education home!

Positive Education is not only for school, it can become part of family and community life. Simple activities can help to build PERMA at home.

To build…Things to try!

Positive Emotion

 

 

 

  • Write down three good things that happen in a day and reflect on why they happened

  • Tell someone how much you appreciate them

  • Listen to positive music

  • Go for a walk in nature during good weather

 

Engagement

 

 

 

  • Turn a routine task (homework!) into a game with goals to achieve

  • Read an absorbing novel/watch an absorbing film

  • Do something you find deeply rewarding (fishing, playing sport, painting, cooking…)

  • Use your strengths in the things that you do each day

 

Relationships (Positive)

 

 

  • Tell someone how much you appreciate them

  • Be kind to others

  • Listen to someone with all your attention

  • Celebrate a friend’s success

  • Let go of grudges – forgive

 

Meaning

 

 

 

  • Give someone a helping hand without being asked

  • Spend time doing something with a family member

  • Try taking time and really focussing on the good things in your life

  • Think about what you would like to be remembered for in the future (by your children, grandchildren…)

 

Accomplishment / Achievement

 

 

  • Set yourself small goals and plan steps to achieve them

  • Remind yourself – mistakes are research not failure (use positive self –talk – “I can’t do it – yet!”)

  • Practice that instrument/sports skills/ maths task/drawing skill… you want to improve!

  • When someone tells you how you can improve listen gratefully and try out their suggestions

It is easy to focus on the negative – we have a natural tendency to do so! Remember to challenge your negative thoughts, ask yourself what evidence supports them, and look for the positives that happen each day! (Sometimes these are easier to find than others!)