Tag: positive psychology

Gratitude in business – our OOP 2019 session

In January this year, I once again had the pleasure to co-host a positive psychology session on Gratitude in business together with Armin Schubert. With ‘again’ I mean: after delivering our heart-topic already a couple of times at smaller occasions after speaking at regional meetups after one rejection at a tech-conference (because the topic wasn’t […]

Change hurts!

On my first weeks with the 6-Minutes-Diary (…and three months later) The preceding post described in what situation I started out to use the 6-Minutes-Diary: needing a bit more structure and guiding than the Clarity Journal provided. Furthermore I was curious about the psychological backing the other journal from urbestself comes with. As of today […]

Dipping my toes into Appreciative Inquiry

Recently I read about a combined approach of Agile and Appreciative Inquiry (AI) called Appreciative Agile on http://appreciativeagile.com. The much I am familiar with Agile the less I am with AI. The fact that it’s grounded in academia – and especially in Positive Psychology – (and my curiosity) made me quickly research to learn a […]

How to make the (journaling) habit stick…

A week ago I started sharing my journaling journey with you. As of today I am journaling since 74 days, doing it daily on 72 of those and having made two days of pause. That data is from my habit tracking app which I also used to track the progress of my new journaling habit. […]

On using a daily journal

In summer this year Armin Schubert and me gave a couple of talks on a topic we are both truly passionate about: Gratitude. Basically we talked about how you can leverage insights from Positive Psychology in your day-to-day (work)life – and we shared a bunch of methods for individuals and team to foster flourishing and resilience. […]

Writing a wish list to Santa

Even for grown-ups – and even in a business context! Recently – while running – I had that spontaneous thought: why not writing a wish list to Santa. Crazy, right? I am now in my mid-thirties and the first thing my inner critical voice said was also: you’re crazy – wish lists are for children! […]

It’s the little things

Seeing & valueing things you may have overseen in the past Today’s post is basically just this picture. I found those flowers on my parking lot. Needed to take a picture as their beauty touched me. The longer I practise seeing and appreciating “small” things the more I see of them. So changed perception seems […]

Reframing applied

plus a pinch of scientific background Lately I came across a couple of occasions for applied cognitive reframing. Just three recent examples: “I am wasting 2,5 hours per day for commuting.” versus “I have time to sort my brain, be on the water, hear music or even do sports – and I am arriving at […]

The final disruption

Gedanken zum Umgang mit Tod & Trauer (in Teams) mit Elementen aus der Positiven Psychologie (Zeichung von Reinald Kirchner; Foto von Cosima Laube) Der Start auf der Play4Agile Ich bin immer wieder sehr positiv überrascht, wieviel Offenheit und Vertrauen in vermeintlich kurzer Zeit entstehen kann, wenn der passende Rahmen besteht und Menschen mit kompatiblen Wertesystemen […]

Keeping positive moments… and starting “stories for life”

Lately I had a couple of days in a row where several people gave me really nice feedback on various domains of my work & life. I felt I had to “serialize” them somehow so that I can load them into my RAM [1] again once I will face tough times. Thought it. Done it. […]