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Shared Savoring

The Shared Savoring exercise is about reliving a positive experience in our past, only with another person! Think of a positive memory involving another person (a close friend, perhaps). Then, spend some time writing out some of the details of the event — who was there, what happened, how you felt, etc.

Finally, reach out to the person and relive the moment together. Remind them of the memory, and spark a conversation so you can savor it together!

And, as always, be sure to Create an Account so you can share your results with the group!

By | June 9th, 2017|Daily Exercise|0 Comments

Positive Emotions Focus Day

The Positive Emotions Focus Day is a deliberate practice exercise for building more positive emotions. Pick one of the 10 positive emotions in JAGPHILIAS to experience more of today. Then, brainstorm a few ways you can create moments that cause you to experience that emotion. Finally, go out and execute on your plans!

Positive emotions are best when shared. For a real challenge, consider ways you can actually cause others to experience that emotion as well!

And, as always, be sure to Create an Account so you can share your results with the group!

By | June 8th, 2017|Daily Exercise|0 Comments

Action Anchors

For today’s exercise, we’re going to practice setting some Action Anchors for ourselves. Increasing your psychological and emotional well-being means turning an understanding into an action, and then into a habit. To do that, it helps to set some cues to remind yourself of your goals.

Pick something you’d like to do more of in your life. It could be mindfulness, one of the positive emotions, a character strength — whatever you want. Then, find a way to remind yourself of that idea throughout the day. Write a note or symbol on a card and keep it in your pocket. Or maybe set phone reminders to go off throughout the day.

Or, you can try making a small mark on your person, like I do in the video below. Be sure to Create an Account so you can share your Action Anchors and results with the group!

By | June 7th, 2017|Daily Exercise|0 Comments

3×1 What-Went-Well

The 3×1 What-Went-Well exercise is a medley of a few variations on a classic What-Went-Well. The What-Went-Well exercise is about two things:

  1. Increasing enjoyment of positive events through savoring
  2. Identifying causes of positive moments so we can recreate them

There are three perspectives we can take when doing a what-went-well. Today, we’ll do one of each! Find each of the following in your day today:

  1. One thing another did for you
  2. Something you did for others
  3. One thing you did for yourself

Take some time to reflect on your day, and let us know what went well today. And, as always, be sure to Create an Account so you can share your results with the group!

By | June 6th, 2017|Daily Exercise|0 Comments

Strengths Focus Day

Pick one of your top 5 Character Strengths and do a Strengths Focus Day! Spend some time planning how you can live this strength today. What mindset do you need? Are there situations you want to be on the look out for? What opportunities do you need to seize or create?

Write your strength on your hand if you need a reminder, or set yourself phone reminders throughout the day. Do whatever you have to do to keep your strength in your awareness.

And, as always, be sure to Create an Account so you can share your results with the group!

By | June 5th, 2017|Daily Exercise|0 Comments

Zesty Event Journal

The Zesty Event Journal is a variation on the positive event journal. Only this time, we’re going to focus on the character strength of Zest!!!

Zest has the power to make us and those around us feel great. It’s highly contagious, so it’s important to identify moments that help us feel zesty. Think about the last time you felt “at your zest”. What brought it on? Who else was there? What were you doing?

And, as always, be sure to Create an Account so you can share your results with the group!

By | June 3rd, 2017|Daily Exercise|0 Comments