Today the rain has been on and off all day. That's not a bad thing just was what it was. However, I think it definitely affected my day. So I had to turn dark and gloomy day into bright and sunny. Since I had no control of the weather outside I could control how I responded. Here are a few things I did to turn that frown upside down:
- Turn that frown upside down (literally): I smiled all day long until my cheeks hurt. There's an expression "fake it 'til you make it." Best thing was, I actually helped others have a better day by making them smile. It boomeranged back and I genuinely felt better.
- Pay someone else a complement: Find 5 people and pay them a compliment. I got this in my reading from John C. Maxwell's The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition) Chapter 5 the Law of Addition. Basically, this means adding value to someone else's life in turn it will add value to your own life. When I make someone else feel better, I feel better. Like my rule for posting on social media, if I can't add value, say something positive or uplifting, or write something inspirational I don't post at all.
- Play music or podcasts that moves you: I ended up listening to all kinds of music looking for podcast music. So I had fun jammin' to all kinds of tunes. I also listened to inspirational audio book Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life by Joel Osteen.
- Work on something that makes you happy: I distracted myself by working on something that makes me happy. I continued working on new Podcast Hansen's Coffee Couch at http://hansenscoffeecouch.com/.
Read 15 mins /Day: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition) by John C. Maxwell
No TV: No Problem.
Listen to PD Audio: I started listening to Personal Growth today:
No Newspapers: None, nada, nil.
Associate with positive people: Spent time with family.
Exercise: I went for a short walk.
Reflection Time: I took a half hour to review my Simple and Easy statements, which I'll cover in another post, and visualizing some of my other goals.