It’s one of those weeks when things have to be done fast. Several meetings, presentations, special occasions, and expectations. That’s how it goes sometimes. So what can we do when we have to move fast?
Don’t respond too quickly to emails. I got an email this morning that annoyed me. I knew I was tired, so as a gift to the sender, I did not reply the way I wanted to. Thankfully, it was just Monday, so I remembered that Sunday’s sermon challenged us to see if we can follow the “golden rule” for just 12 hours.
Do smile more than you usually do. I’ve heard that the simple act of smiling makes us feel better. When I’m super tired, I say out loud in my brain, “Smile. It makes you look more put together!” Try it. It really does work.
Do say something nice on purpose. When exhausted, I usually try to form positive thoughts and express them as much as possible. A good start is, “Good morning! Isn’t this weather wonderful?”
Brain research shows that positive thoughts really do improve mood. I’d like to ramble on, but my time is up!
“The trees in Siberia are miles apart; that is why the dogs are so fast.” Bob Hope