POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND DEPRESSION
I believe that the most valuable aspect of the positive psychology perspective is its focus on POSITIVE ACTIONS, specifically engagement and accomplishments. Most people are happiest when they have inspiring and joyful engagement with the world around them. Increasing engagement levels and time spent on engaging activities has been found to improve overall life satisfaction. Positive psychologists also encourage self-reflection journaling as a way to purge negative thoughts and emotions and to “brainstorm” ways to create and maintain current levels of well-being. When you keep a daily record of your accomplishments, you can see your progress and acknowledge your skills and strengths. You can also keep a record of your areas for improvement and the actions needed for this improvement.