Well-Being Strategies from Recording and Reflecting

A Field Trial

Many systems have been developed to facilitate recording of events and emotions, as well as reflection on these at a later time. Despite their growing popularity, few studies have actually measured the effects of system usage and their influence on well-being. We present data on 64 participants who generated over 3200 recordings and reflections over 28 days. We compare the effects of simply recording experiences versus reflecting on those experiences at a later time. Both recording and reflecting on everyday events have well-being benefits. While recorders and reflectors benefited equally, they did so through different strategies.

Developing Skills for Well-Being Workshop-  CHI 2015

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