Today’s motivational nudge : Two small changes to lift your spirits

Often, the smallest changes can have a big impact. Here are two tiny changes to consider that fall into that category:

Add a Different Color to Your Wardrobe

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If you research the psychology of color, you’ll find a plethora of information about all the different ways color can change how you feel on a given day.

This may sound like a superficial change, however, seeing yourself in a bolder, a more playful or a more serene color that you don’t typically wear may lift your spirits — especially if you’re in the part of the world where summer is making its entrance.

Read Something in a Completely Different Genre

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Read a book, a blog or an article in a different genre from what you’re used to turning to. Take a few minutes to look up random nuggets of information about things you’ve always been curious about.

Some of the best inspiration and new ideas can come from that spark of brand new understanding that comes from looking at something in a completely different way.

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(Personally, I was completely taken aback when I read that a sloth has a stomach with 4 chambers, which means it takes the average sloth 10 times longer to digest food – no wonder they seem to lack energy…!)

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What are some things that have been cheering you up lately?

13 thoughts on “Today’s motivational nudge : Two small changes to lift your spirits

  1. I like trying new activities with my friend Julie, pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone a little. Last week we went to a new sports club on a free day pass. The class we did was not really my thing and too hard, but I donโ€™t regret doing it as Iโ€™ll try something else next time ๐Ÿ˜Š. It makes me feel alive and happy to try new things.

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  2. A visitor yesterday told me there were lots of tiny baby frogs on my driveway in the pouring rain. Your bit about reading different genres of book reminded me that sometimes when I go to the library I decide to choose books according to a silly self-imposed rule such as ‘only books with a yellow spine’ or ‘only books that are fourth from the right hand end of the shelf’ – it shakes my reading up.

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    1. That is so funny, I sometimes pick a book by the color of the spine just to see what it is as well..I haven’t seen baby frogs in a long time – that must have been quite the sight. Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Cheering me up is hearing the loons call in the morning and again at night! And I so agree with you about color! I was wearing a lot of black and grey, now Iโ€™ve added some bright jewel tones to my wardrobe! It CAN be attitude changing! And do simple to do!

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