Positive Actions Activity: Prioritizing Positivity
A big part of what makes up happiness is doing things that we enjoy—positive actions and activities. So here we learn how to prioritize positivity.
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Maybe you have already learned that your beliefs affect your emotional experiences and you identified a few behaviors that you currently engage in to increase the experience of your most valued emotions. In this activity, you are going to work on behaviors that affect your emotions.
Your entire life is made up of different behaviors and activities that you engage in. All of these behaviors affect your happiness. Some increase it; some decrease it. So, the more you prioritize engaging in activities that increase life purpose, meaning, and well-being, the happier you are likely to be.
Activity: Prioritizing Positivity
For this activity, create a big list of things that you enjoy doing. Try to be as specific as possible. For example, instead of saying you want to bake, be specific. Maybe you want to bake cookies for your family.
Create your own Pinterest board to keep track of all the things you enjoy doing.
Remember, everyone is different, so try to think hard about what you personally enjoy doing with your time. If you don’t like to paint, or swim, or go for a run, then don’t put these items on your list.
About Dr. Tchiki Davis
Dr. Davis is founder of The Berkeley Well-Being Institute. After getting her PhD in psychology at Berkeley, she started creating online content & programs to boost well-being—some of these have reached more than a million people. As author of Outsmart Your Smartphone, and contributor to Psychology Today, The Greater Good Science Center, and Shine Text, Dr. Davis aims to share her insights on happiness & health with people all across the world. Learn more about Dr. Davis.