Make a PERMA to-do list for performance optimization and military wellness

PERMA is a common theory of well-being that categorizes what makes life worth living into 5 building blocks: Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishments. Use this PERMA to-do list to help yourself be more intentional about connecting your daily tasks to what will boost your well-being and improve your performance. If you can’t find a way to connect a task to one or more of the ingredients of PERMA, then think about whether to remove it from your list.

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Here are more resources to build each of the PERMA domains.

P: Use HPRC’s daily Gratitude Calendar to boost your diet of positive emotions.

E: Identify your signature strengths and then use HPRC’s Signature Strength worksheet to learn how to focus them to accomplish your goals and increase engagement.

R: Build strong relationships by using Active Constructive Responding when others share good news and avoiding relationship-damaging behaviors.

M: Live a more meaningful life by reflecting on your values and crafting a values-based life.

A: Set yourself up for success to meet your goals by developing new habits, increasing your self-regulation, building motivation with the WOOP method (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan), and setting SMART goals.

Published on: April 27, 2021

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