by Megan McDonough

Imagine spending a few minutes each day remembering the good things that happened to you and looking forward to what’s coming in the future. Used this way, looking backwards and forward in time can be a powerful positive psychology intervention. Research shows that looking forward reduces pessimism and emotional exhaustion, while looking back to count your blessings heightens positive affect.

To our valued community of positive psychology practitioners, you’re invited to comment below, heralding your past successes, accomplishments, or things you’re grateful for, and to post exciting things yet to come such as events, opportunities, or new challenges.

Can’t wait to hear all about it and celebrate along with you!


Megan McDonough is CEO of Wholebeing Institute, an educational organization co-founded with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar. WBI is committed to spreading ideas and practices that can help individuals and groups live life to its fullest. Click here for a course listing.