Traditionally, this is the time of year when we take the time to acknowledge what we are thankful for. Get yourself in the holiday spirit by starting a gratitude journal.
One of positive psychologist, Shawn Achor's, top tips for cultivating happiness is to adopt a gratitude journal, which teaches our brains to be happy with what we have in the present rather than tying our happiness to future goals.
Write down three things each day that bring you gratitude. This trains your brain to look for the positive throughout your day. Taking the time to write down a positive piece of your day allows your brain to re-live the experience.
Your Virgin Pulse account will remind you to commit this to habit. During the week of November 13-19, you'll be asked, "Did you write down something you're thankful for today?" Track each day to earn points and adopt an attitude of gratitude!
The holiday season is a wonderful time to reflect on the things we are grateful for.