Here are five specific techniques from Positive Psychology that you can do regularly (I brought these up in today’s call):
Positive Thinking: Read the APE Method to get yourself out of a bad mood.
Positive Emotions: Do the “Three Great Things” exercise.
Positive Authenticity and Strengths: Go online to www.authentichappiness.com and take the Signature Strengths Questionnaire. Itâ€™s one of the best exercises I do with my clients. Then choose one strength and use it more this week. Doing this for one week has been shown to increase happiness six months in the future.
Positive Choices: Check out this article and consider limiting yourself reasonably, creating some GOOD constraints.
Positive Habits: Decide to make a great habit this week. For example: exercise a certain number of times this week. Tidy up one of the rooms in your home.