-positive 1,

so i woke up way late in the day to day so nice just to sleep, and relax. I really needed that sleep after how busy i have been now i feel like today will be easier

-positive 2,

i finally started drawing today i feel so much better having the pen and the paper back in my hands. it’s so relaxing and i really enjoy i can finally feel good whale drawing

-positive 3,

my friends messaged me about our Facebook group and now we have a lot of people wanting to join. Now we will almost always have people to play and hangout with it has been nice setting that up for us so we can talk, joke around, challenge, and over all have a fun time

 

-Colten

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Report from IPPA Conference, Day 2

Day two of the 2nd Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association was simply amazing.  I learned SO much!  At one point I laughed to my friend “Teacher!  My brain is full!”  Here’s a report of the day’s events:

It began with Ed Deci speaking about self-determination and its relationship to positive psychology – in other words: the self-fulfilling prophecy.  He showed scientific proof that believing that you are doomed and things will never get better can actually bring that about.  Using a simple analogy (of my own), if one is drowning and they really don’t think anyone will come to rescue them, they can behave based on this belief by not paddling and dying before help could arrive.  But Deci really wowed the crowd when he reported that studies repeatedly proved that external rewards kill off intrinsic motivation.  For instance, when we try to control our children either by giving them a reward for doing well (the carrot) or punishing them when they do not do well (the stick), we inadvertently are hindering our child’s innate love of learning!  You can bet I will be blogging more about this. Continue reading Report from IPPA Conference, Day 2

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