Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wellness Wednesday - Training Your Brain to be Happy

Latest in a series of blog post based on "Train Your Brain to Get Happy by Aubele, Wenck, and Reynolds.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a proven method to change actions and attitudes. You can implement some of these methods on your own. Here's how:

  • Create a log of events, your feelings, and thoughts about what happened. Do this 3-4 times each day for a week. Take note of any patterns that either raise or lower your mood.
  •  Distract yourself from negative thoughts by thinking about something positive. 
  • Take time to recall a happy time when you start thinking negatively.
What's the best way to distract yourself from negative thoughts?