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Can positive psychology help me handle difficult situations?

Ronald Siegel
Psychology
Using positive psychology techniques can help you develop the resilience to handle difficulties more easily. If you develop the habit of counting your blessings, for example, you may be better able to appreciate the good in your life that remains even after a change in circumstances like a job loss or a death. Greater engagement in hobbies or nature and good relationships with family and friends can be sources of support in difficult times. In addition, knowing your strengths, another tenet of positive psychology, can help you develop realistic goals when your life changes. And helping others, even when you are struggling, can increase your positive feelings and help you gain perspective.

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