PERMA™ theory of well-being consist of five building blocks that enable flourishing Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment.
Within limits, we can increase our positive emotion about the past (e.g., by cultivating gratitude and forgiveness), our positive emotion about the present (e.g., by savouring physical pleasures and mindfulness) and our positive emotion about the future (e.g., by building hope and optimism).
Engagement is an experience in which someone fully deploys their skills, strengths, and attention for a challenging task.
The experiences that contribute to well-being are often amplified through our relationships, connections to others can give life purpose and meaning.
A sense of meaning and purpose can be derived from belonging to and serving something bigger than the self.
People pursue achievement, competence, success, and mastery for its own sake, in a variety of domains, including the workplace, sports, games, hobbies.