Three Good Things - A Happiness Journal 4+

Ishaan Sehgal

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 1.6K Ratings
    • Free

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It’s been shown that if you write down three good things that happen to you everyday, your happiness and positivity increase. Three Good Things, a happiness journal, enables you to do exactly that with a simple user-interface and gamification to encourage engagement.

In the world today, society tends to focus on the negative. Rather than remembering all of the good things in their lives, people often focus on the things which they don’t like. With Three Good Things, you can rewire your brain to focus on the positive by writing down good things that happen to you everyday. By finding positive things that happen in your daily life, you train your mind to notice the good things in life instead of allowing it to focus on the negative.

As Harvard Professor Shawn Achor explains in his book The Happiness Advantage, "this exercise has staying power.... the items you write down each day don't need to be profound or complicated, only specific. You can mention the delicious take-out Thai food you had for dinner, your child's bear hug at the end of a long day, or the well-deserved acknowledgement from your boss at work."

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What’s New

Version 1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Three Good Things now works internationally!
- Share your "good things" on Facebook and Twitter
- Minor bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

tootykitty ,

Depression symptoms eased

This app is an amazing way to end the day. I am diagnosed with major depressive disorder, anxiety, and ADD, so it’s very difficult for me to stay positive and focused. I’ve been told on more than one occasion that I am a very pessimistic person and this app gives me some positivity at the end of the day. Knowing and remembering that positive things even if very small do happen allows me to get a better nights sleep and I wake up more ready to face the day. It’s also simple enough to keep my attention for just the right amount of time so that I don’t lose focus.
Although others don’t see the difference yet (it’s only been a week since starting the app) I feel the difference. I am more aware of the good things that do happen. I can actually get out of bed when I wake up rather that laying in bed for 15 minutes trying to force myself to get out of bed, because I look forward to having “good things” happen.
Thank you so much for this app. It has helped me in an amazing way, I can’t believe the difference I feel, and all from your app.
You guys are amazing!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Best of luck in all your endeavors. I also use your journaling and notebook apps so I know anything you do will be great and appreciated. I’m sure you’re helping more people than you know, keep up your awesome work and know all you do is really helping people.

Emcee Erin Emily ,

Perfect for my nighttime routine

Quick and low-key, familiar feeling as posting a quick tweet. Low stimulation makes it perfect for my night time routine, and it kind of puts the whole day into perspective in a positive way. There’s only like 100 characters allowed per “good thing” you wrote, so I like that it can’t become a journaling experience I get overly sucked into because that’s sully what makes me want to skip journaling at the end of a long day to begin with. Easy to use, easy to stick with, easy to love. Sometimes simple really is better,

SherrisoBerri ,

An Amazing APP! Love it!

Use it as my daily gratitude journal. It captures positive thoughts in a quick and concise manner. I’ve always been challenged to be consistent in my daily recording. This forces me to be specific and succinct about what went well and what I’m grateful for daily. The daily reminder is a great feature. Set at 9pm to ensure the day doesn’t end without slowing down and being fully present to reflect on what went well. I refer this app to friends, family and colleagues all the time! Today I’m grateful for “3 Good Things!”

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