The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

Building Happiness into Everyday Life

Learn how each of the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills can be used to support student wellbeing in the classroom and beyond. These science-based resources allow educators and parents to spark positive conversations and create flexible curriculum connections around each of the happiness skills.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness means being consciously tuned into the present moment without passing judgment. Compassion and a supportive attitude toward others and oneself enable students to effortlessly maintain mindfulness.

Mindfulness Resources

Human Connection

Human Connection is the interpersonal bridge between oneself and others. Bonding with others provides students with experiences to learn and grow as individuals, while establishing a support network to build success.

Human Connection Resources

Gratitude

Gratitude is the act of appreciating others and incorporating that appreciation into our conduct. Thankfulness lays the groundwork for both optimism and generosity for students, while providing them with a more grounded perspective.

Gratitude Resources

Positive Outlook

Positive Outlook is the ability to envision a desired outcome and stay committed to taking steps that will make that outcome a reality. While happiness may have many different definitions, staying positive is a universal tool that every student can use to succeed.

Positive Outlook Resources

Purpose

Purpose is the feeling that drives us to make the right decisions and manifest our intentions throughout life. With a strong sense of purpose, students are more inclined to problem-solve and make real change happen in their world.

Purpose Resources

Generosity

Generosity is the kindness to help and nurture others without seeking personal gain. Kindness in action is conducive to dynamic collaboration in the classroom, as well as to greater wellbeing in students’ homes and communities.

Generosity Resources