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Your journey begins by taking the PositiveIQ Assessment. From there, we will help identify your personalized growth plan and provide the resources you need to find postivity in your life.
The PositiveIQ personal assessment asks questions about current behaviors and beliefs associated with 12 character strengths identified as being essential for developing a more positive life. It is designed to provide you with feedback about where you are at today as you begin this next phase of your self-discovery journey. You will also be able to see how closely your behaviors line up with the traits you value most.
To take the personal assessment you will be asked to sign up & create an account. All of our resources are free to you. Creating an account is necessary for tracking your PositiveIQ score over time.
Preliminary step: Take a few deep breaths. Center yourself. You are about to help yourself feel better. You're about to let go of some emotional pain.
1. Look into your heart and reflect. Ask yourself these questions to help you: Am I holding a grudge or have resentments weighing me down? What pain am I holding onto however recent or distant? Who hurt me? What hurts about that situation or that moment with this person?
Choose only one person and the situation that has the most emotional charge for you in this moment.
2. Assess how you feel emotionally about this on a 0 to 10 scale. Record this number in your journal.
0 means you are very well and at peace 10 means you are resentful, hurt and want to punish the person who hurt who.
3. Where is the pain located in your body? Notice what arises. Just be present to it. You may feel, see, sense, or hear things or you may notice nothing. Just be with what is. And remember to breath.
Physically, begin to smile - even if you don't feel like it. A smile, regardless of whether you want to smile, uses less muscles then a frown and engages the happy hormones of the body.
Smile into that space of pain. Radiate your smile. Fill that space up with a bit or a lot of smiles. Feel a good feeling(s). Anyone will do. Shine it into that part of you that hurts. Continue to breath and smile inwardly. Take some time here.
5. When you're ready open your eyes. Notice how you feel. Assess how you feel now, emotionally, on a 0 to 10 scale. Are you the same, worse or better than when you started? Record the number.
6. Repeat this daily for 7 days with the same person/situation. Use a ratings scale before and after the exercise to see your progress.
7. After the 7th day, reflect on your progress and how you feel. Make entries in your journal.
The Gratitude Bucket allows you to reflect on the things you are grateful for each day. By uploading photos or writing small entries into your gratitude bucket you are better able to see the things around you that bring you happiness. Expressing gratitude for such things will become second nature as you begin to notice all of the things around you that you have to be thankful for.
In order to utilize the Gratitude Bucket you must first sign up & create an account. All of our resources are free to you, but in order for you to save entries and come back to view them, you must first create your account.