The motivation behind Three Things Daily is to help people develop and maintain a habit of gratitude and by doing so improve their mental health.
It is based on the Three Good Things exercise, co-created by Dr. Martin Seligman (founding father of Positive Psychology):
And here’s Dr. Seligman again, describing the Three Good Things exercise in a short video:
The findings indicate that after just one week, the participants were 2% happier. At the end of one month, they were 5% happier. And by the end of 6 months, they were 9% happier.
It is clear that the Three Good Things exercise, and gratitude in general, is beneficial to our lives. Three Things Daily exists because of this truth.