There are numerous theories on how we can cultivate wellbeing (Ryff & Keyes, 1995; Huppert & So, 2013), but one of the most popular is that put forward by Professor Martin Seligman (Seligman, 2011), which suggests that wellbeing is cultivated by the presence in our lives of positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment.
This framework is often referred to as ‘PERMA’.
Other researchers – ourselves included – also believe that the cultivation of your Health by eating well, moving regularly, and sleeping deeply is one of the hygiene factors of wellbeing. Everything just gets easier when this is present.
So in this tool we’ve added Health to Marty’s framework, making it ‘PERMAH’.