Positivity Journal

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Every day we have both good and bad experiences at work.  However, due to the negativity bias of our minds, we are pre-disposed to more readily remember the bad experiences, while quickly forgetting or discounting the good experiences.  To counteract  this bias, scan for 3 daily positives.  At the end of each day, make a list of three specific good things that happened that day and reflect on what caused them to happen. The good things could be anything —  a positive remark from someone at work, completion of a section of your work-project.  As you record your good things daily, the better you will feel.  Celebrating small events like these has also been shown to increase motivation and trigger feelings of joy.

Research shows that after a 12 week period of recording three positive events each day, your brain has been trained to more readily scan for positives, with a resultant increase in happiness and well-being.

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