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Happiness - Practical exercises[edit | edit source]
Choose one of the following out-of-classroom "happiness exercises" from positive psychology therapy to try and report about your experience and the results in your e-portfolio:
- Gratitude visit. Write a letter or visit and share about your gratitude to someone who has been especially kind to you but never really thanked.
- Three good things in life. Each day, write down three things that go well and identify the cause of each.
- You at your best. Write about a time when you functioned at your best. Reflect on the personal resources that made that functioning possible.
- Beautiful day: See Seligman's TED talk.
- Identify signature strengths: Noting signature strengths and using them more often.
- Using signature strengths in a new way. Identify up to five personal signature strengths (from a list such as the one in Reeve, 2009, Table 15.3) and find a way to use each in a new way.
For more information\, see Positive psychology progress: Empirical validation of interventions (Seligman et al., 2005)