Research tells us that frequent journaling can have positive effects on mood. The Positive Journal worksheet will give your clients an opportunity to look back at their day, and spend a few moments writing about what made them happy.
Each day, your client will be asked to write three brief entries, as short as one sentence each, describing something positive that happened . Remind your client that their entries don't have to be groundbreaking. They might be as simple as having a good dinner, or going for a relaxing walk. Use this worksheet to help clients who are struggling to see the positive in their lives, and to get them started with journaling. If your client enjoys writing, encourage them to make their entries longer by moving onto the back of the sheet.
1. Seligman, M. E., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2014). Positive psychology: An introduction. In Flow and the foundations of positive psychology (pp. 279-298). Springer, Dordrecht.