Submitted by jean-paul on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 01:44

In class this evening, my professor who by day is a clinical child-psychologist re-challenged us to try the 3 gratitudes method of increasing positive affect. I sort of scoffed at the idea on the inside, I think because of the [long pause] on reflection I don't know why.

At the end of that same class, I made reference to #neknomination and how I would like to see it turned around in to a force for good. Apparently I'm a bit disconnected because this has already been done and redone as, among other things, #RAKnomination.

This evening, I began watching the "Psychology" playlist of TED videos on Youtube, and near the end of the third or fourth video, the speaker mentioned that by assuming happiness will follow from success, we have put the cart before the horse, and put happiness forever just out of reach. At the end of that video, the speaker suggests a number of methods of increasing happiness. 3 Gratitudes, journaling, exercise,meditation, and random acts of kindness. So that's why I'm going to try writing 3 gratitudes. We'll see what happens.

  1. I'm happy that my presentation went well today.
  2. I decided to try something new.
  3. I took the time to answer an email that I had been putting off.