Healthy Resolution: Write Down Three Good Things

A mood state is the medical term for a person’s long-term emotional temperament. One way to improve a mood state in a durable way is to consistently focus on the positive experiences in your life.

No need to be a born optimist – this is a habit you can acquire! A simple way to do this is to try the “Three Good Things” intervention: each day for at least one week, write down three things that went well that day, and the reasons why.

This simple act fosters the ability to habitually notice what’s going right in our lives, and has been shown to lift happiness for a full six months! You can buy a journal or notebook and dedicate it to this task, or send yourself emails through the day when you have something you want to write down. Give it a try and see how it affects your mood!

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