Today marks the beginning of this years Psychology Week celebration.
Psychology Week is an annual initiative of the Australian Psychological Society that aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help Australians lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives.
To support the campaign this year the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has introduced the Compass for Life initiative, which will help Australians measure and improve their happiness and wellbeing by promoting ‘Ways to Thrive’.
We all want to live happy, fulfilling lives but its often difficult to know what changes we can make in our everyday lives to achieve this. Well here’s a great place to start!
The Compass for Life campaign, in collaboration with the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne, provides a way to think about how you’re going in life.
– Do you generally have more positive or negative emotions?
– Are you engaged and interested in life, or bored and detached?
– Do you have positive social relationships or feel lonely?
– Do you have a sense of meaning and purpose, or does life seem rather meaningless?
– Do you feel competent and able to accomplish what you’d like?
By taking small steps each day, you can improve your wellbeing, in these five areas and beyond.
When to seek professional help
There are many ways you can improve your wellbeing and increase your satisfaction with life. However, there may be a time when professional help from a psychologist is required. A psychologist can help you identify behaviours or thought-patterns that are impacting your wellbeing and help you make changes that will help you to thrive.
To talk to Psychologist from the Pure Empowerment team, speak to your GP about a referral.