What are your Three Good Things?

What are your Three Good Things?

Recently, many AAMC staff members were able to attend Thriving vs. Surviving During Times of Change, led by Dr. Bryan Sexton. They learned from Dr. Sexton’s research that one out of three health care providers suffers from burnout. His research has also shown that identifying three good things at the end of each day had a more positive impact on one’s psyche than an antidepressant. In addition, after participating in the Three Good Things exercise for four to five days, individuals recognized more positive things in their lives.

Since then, you may have seen Three Good Things popping up around the hospital. Whether you have a board on your unit or have starting a meeting verbally sharing three good things, it really does help to refocus our attitudes. The boards above are located in Edwards Surgical and in Clinical Education.

As we prepared for Thanksgiving, do continue to remind yourself of all you have to be thankful for. Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving to all our employees! And please feel free to share your Three Good Things in the comments below.


  1. Posted by Tori Bayless, at Reply

    1. We had successful Joint Commission surveys x3! Pathways, AAMC and our Stroke Program.
    2. My son, Connor was accepted into the US Naval Academy class of 2021.
    3. We are having a wonderful holiday luncheon on 12/2 – spreading our “attitude of gratitude” – to thank our donors and thank our outgoing Foundation Directors.

  2. Posted by Melisa Robles, at Reply

    Thank you for sharing this! I would like to recognize Amanda Hammond, one of our amazing charge nurses in the Emergency Room. In our field of work sometimes it can be hard to see all the good things that happen every day. She shared this webinar and explained the concept to staff recently and it has made a difference for many of us.

  3. Posted by Katrina, at Reply

    Love your board, Edwards! So creative!

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