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You at Your Best

Martin Seligman and colleagues have found that people can increase their well-being by writing about a time when they were at their best and reflecting on this daily for a week.

The study demonstrated that people report increased happiness.  Doing this exercise allows you to see what you are good at. Think of a time when you were at your best, a time when you may have felt productive or happy.  What were you doing? Who were you with? Recreate this time by writing about it in detail.  If you don't enjoy writing you could record yourself describing this time. For the next week review the story once every day and reflect on the strength/s identified.  

This may help you to use the particular strength to maximise engagement and increase well-being, and to find out how to recreate this 'at your best' time more often 

(Seligman 2005 in Positive Psychology Progress. )

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