In this last week of the no-time-to-think Lab-Rat experiment (we’ll be back to normal next week), I’m changing things up just slightly. Everyone will do everything as normal, over the weekend I’ll add a post covering my thoughts on the past four weeks and choose the best of the Someday Lessons. The winner of the best Lesson will receive a copy of Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness (my current favourite book).
Often when we allow ourselves to do nothing, our thoughts turn negative and we start focusing on all the things that are wrong and could go wrong in our lives. At that point the doing nothing turns into a pity party. Now I’m all for a good wallow – it can be cathartic as well as productive – I’ve had some of my best ideas come from trying to shake myself out of a wallow.
In December 2006, I wrote about Cancelling the Pity Party because I’d been sick for eight weeks straight and I was tired of feeling yucky and blue. Let’s find out this week how the Lab-Rats deal with self pity.
- When worries and stress start to get you down, do you indulge them or shut them off?
- How do you break yourself out of a funk?
- What triggers a pity party in you?
- Now that you know a contest is happening, I’m sure I’ll see lots of great lessons this week. 😉