Do Something Nice Directive

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Waking up in a funk. Not feeling your best. Wrong side of the bed. These are things that happen to us.

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As human beings our emotions are on a constant swing. We go up up up and we go down down down.

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The goal is to create peaks that are less steep and valleys that are not quite so deep. More of a rolling hilly landscape, if you get what I mean.

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This means using our awareness to (one) recognize when we might be headed down (zB: waking up and feeling grumpy); (two) having awareness around the emotion (hey! I’m not feeling great…I wonder what that’s about?); and (three) making the decision to do something about it (I can change this (or I can try to change this)!).

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And let’s be honest, some days, for whatever reason, it feels good to hang out in the funk. I don’t know, maybe it’s comfortable. What’s important is to recognize that you have the option to pull yourself out.

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A simple way to feel better: do something for someone else. Use your thoughtful brain parts and make a gift for someone that you know they’ll love. Doing this or some other act of kindness (sending a card, making a phone call) will help you feel better. In fact, studies show that random acts of kindness can improve happiness. It has been studied!

Theses images you see here are earrings I made for a friend about a month ago. When I look at them i feel good all over again. Give it a try. See how you feel.

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