Life Coach Magazine

Three Good Things

By None @DefyGravityToo

There are lots of great ways to increase gratitude, which a growing body of research shows has a strong, positive effect on mood and life satisfaction.  You can keep a gratitude journal.  You can make downward comparisons.  You can even practice deliberately using each of your five senses.

But the method I like best is “Three Good Things,” not just because I find it easy to remember but because it requires a higher degree of reflection than the other techniques I’ve come across.

As renowned UPenn psychology professor Martin Seligman explains in the video above, the method involves doing two simple steps each night before going to bed:  (1) writing down three good things that happened that day and (2) jotting down why they went well.

Seligman suggests trying this for a week to start.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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