Happier with practice?

Here’s some good news. Practicing positive activities may serve as an effective, low-cost treatment for people suffering from depression, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Duke University Medical Center.

The new approach involves what are called Positive Activity Interventions (PAI); intentional activities such as performing acts of kindness, practicing optimism, and counting one’s blessings! Even a routine activity such as writing a thank you note could improve one’s outlook.
“People often underestimate the long-term impact of practicing brief, positive activities,” says Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology and director of the Positive Psychology Laboratory at UC Riverside. She explains this amazing phenomenon in the HAPPY documentary.
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