One random act of kindness had a dramatic effect on Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D., and completely turned around what could've been a day mired in anger and resentment. This random act of kindness was his first experience in positive psychology.
Positive psychology helps us not only count our blessings, but analyze and optimize their use as well.
Consider the exercise called Three Blessings. It is already one of the classics in the field. This amazing simple technique has been shown to have a powerful, positive effect on reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, while simultaneously increasing a sense of joy and well-being.
The task is simple enough. As your day comes to a close, allow yourself to think about three things that happened during the day the you are most happy about and why you believed they happened.