Three Good Things
This is one of the classic positive psychology exercise – there’s even a web site devoted specifically to this one exercise. And for good reason!
The essence of the exercise is to write down three good things that happened in the last 24 hours, reflecting on why they happened and why they made you happy. Most descriptions prefer you to do this in the evening, looking back over the day. But evenings can be crazy for me. I do better to set aside 10-15 minutes in the morning, so I can write without interruption or stress. There’s a more involved description of the exercise on Action For Happiness.
My three good things for today:
- Picking up my two-year-old after she woke in the morning, and getting a hug.
- Playing a fiddle tune on my viola.