The Power of Positive Experiences
Updated: May 30
Photo: Taken by me at Kirstenbosch National Garden in Cape Town, SA
It’s #traveltuesday and my first day back to work after an idyllic trip to Cape Town, South Africa! I have countless beautiful memories and positive experiences from this trip to get me through the rest of my work week. Did you know that the “Accumulation of Positive Experiences” is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skill for emotional regulation and overall happiness? These experiences do not have to be as grand as a trip abroad. They can include enjoying a sunny day or talking to a loved one. Evidence shows that these positive experiences increase emotional resilience and decrease vulnerability to negative emotions. What are some of your favorite positive experiences or memories? Comment below!