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The Power of Positive Experiences

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! ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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