How to Be Happy Using the PERMA Model Video

Video Transcript

Prioritize positivity and commit to kindness.

We all want to be happy, but it's not always easy to know where to start.

The PERMA Model was developed by renowned psychologist Martin Seligman and illustrates the five essential elements needed for lasting well-being!

Positive Emotions

Positive feelings like peace, joy and curiosity are crucial to leading a happy life.

Utilizing your talents at work and surrounding yourself with things that you love are great ways to introduce positive emotions into your daily routine.


How engaged are you in your career? Do you use your free time wisely?

Cut out distractions to get "in the flow" and engage meaningfully with your work by exploring passion projects and learning new skills. Invest in interests and hobbies that make you feel happy and engaged.

Good Relationships

No one can go it alone. A positive support network is essential for your well-being.

Build strong work relationships and nurture your connections with friends and family.


Do you feel that your work and life have meaning? Working with purpose and committing to kindness can help you to see the bigger picture.


Set goals to keep yourself motivated and focused. But don't obsess over your next "big win," as this can result in burnout.

Instead, balance healthy ambition with the other elements of the PERMA model to stay happy and productive.

By focusing on these five key elements of well-being, you can begin to flourish and set yourself up for a bright and happy future!

Find out more about how to use the PERMA model in our article.

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  • Over a month ago charlieswift wrote
    PERMA is a genuinely useful framework to apply. It brings together inward and outward, personal and shared perspectives, and thoughts, feelings and actions. Our full article will help you explore PERMA in more depth, and our quiz "How Happy Is Your Team Member?" is built around it. As for this video - I love the way the music times with the cyclist's legs! - Charlie Swift, Mind Tools Managing Editor