Day 6 – Cultivating relationships

Ralph Waldo Emerson said this of his ideal friend, “In a friend, what I’m looking for is not a mush of concessions, a person who will agree with everything that I say; rather what I’m looking for is a beautiful enemy, a person who will push me, who will help me in my apprenticeship to…

Day 5 – Practice Engagement

In the last 4 days we’ve worked on goal setting for achievement, starting a gratitude journal for positive emotions, fitness goal setting and baselines, and surrounding yourself with positive motivation for more positive emotion and achievement. Today we’re going to work on Engagement. There are three zones we get into in any given task: (1)…

Day 3 – Start a Gratitude Journal

Experiments on the gratitude journal has shown that it contains benefits including better sleep, fewer symptoms of illness, and more happiness. I believe that having a gratitude journal is one of the major weapons in the war against depression because I believe that depression isn’t just a scientific phenomenon, it is the “practice” of pessimism.…

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Day 1 – Begin With a Goal in Mind

This is a blog about how to create lasting change in 99 days. It’s about being courageous, doing things you didn’t think you can do, interpersonal growth (growth with others) and intrapersonal personal growth (growth within yourself) all while using positive psychology. For the next 99 days, every day I will post a blog that…