What's with the lama?" I hear you thinking. Well I'm glad you asked!
You may or may not know that Psychology Week is fast approaching. From the 6-12th of November to be exact. It is an annual initiative to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people and communities lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives.
This year, the APS (Australian Psychological Society) is introducing the 'Compass for Life'. A campaign that will help Australians measure and improve their happiness and wellbeing by promoting 'Ways To Thrive'.
It's pretty cool actually - during Psychology Week a campaign page (www.compassforlife.org.au) will go live. It'll allow Australians to measure their own wellbeing, happiness and life satisfaction by taking the survey at that website.
Which brings me to our happy Lama. The survey tool is based on the understanding that there are five pillars underpinning psychological wellbeing and happiness - positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment. Otherwise known as PERMA.
Which makes me think of hairstyles (perms), funny animals and as it turns out - a cool smiling lama with dreadlocks.
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