Posted October 01, 2015
Andrea Ayres wrote a great piece for the ooomf Blog with helpful suggestions about how to end "bad" days. I love that she included reading on her list! I know a few minutes with a good book or short story will often cure my creative blocks in the office. My theory is that it wakes up a different part of my brain - the part I need to use to write (which is 90 percent of what I really do.) Do you have any strategies to help yourself feel better on a bad day? Do you have any book recs for me? Click here to read the complete post - it's well worth your time!
Oh, and...if you're depressed... order a Mood Spray. I just mixed a fresh order of Apathy - and the pink grapefruit in this batch is the brightest and freshest yet.
I've never read a book by Gretchen Rubin and yet...I love everything she has to say. She is a master at sharing helpful content on the Internet. You really must visit her website or subscribe to her monthly emails.
I started making my bed each day after Gretchen Rubin advised that making your bed was [oddly] linked to happiness. I did make my bed, but only if it didn't disturb the kitties snuggled up in the blankets.
So, following Rubin's advice, I started making the bed religiously. In spite of the kitties. And making the bed often extended into a quick tidy of the bedroom in general. (Which, by the way, involves a quick spray of Apathy aromatherapy spray to clean the air.) And when I come in to a calm, clean bedroom at the end of the day...I find I AM happier. Oddly enough.
Gretchen Rubin has a new series of "21 Day Projects" to help you find more happiness at home. There's one on de-cluttering; one to help you stop yelling at your kids; one to improve your relationship; and the one I'm going to try - "Getting to Know Yourself Better." Seems so relevant as I process the artifacts of my past lives and try to figure out what happens next. Each program is $4.99 - but the relationship series is free.
If you sign up for one, let me know. Maybe we can digest and share our findings by email?