Monday, November 30, 2009

Have Fun Do Good Day: Even When It Isn't One

Getting back into the swing of things after a long weekend can be . . . OK, let's say it, not fun! So . . . how can you have a have fun do good day when you're not feeling great?

1. Do something nice for someone else. Today is my 4th day of the 29 Day Giving Challenge. I haven't decided what I am going to give today, but so far I've found that giving my time, whether that is by listening, sharing my expertise, or spending time together when I feel like I don't have any free time, has been the most rewarding.

2. Make a quick "I'm thankful for list." My friend Heather Meyer put up an inspiring blog post before Thanksgiving about creating an I'm Thankful List. Here's my quick list:

I'm thankful for:
3. Move. Jennifer Lee of the Life Unfolds blog recently gave me a pair of MuseCubes, a set of two handmade dice. One cube tells you how to move your body, and the other tells you a sound to make while moving. It may sound silly, but they really do make you feel better. 10-20 minute walks are a good option too.

4. Have a treat. One of the chapters of The Joy Diet, which I just finished, is about giving yourself treats throughout the day, and especially after you take a risk. I have a *big* sweet tooth, so I just treated myself to a piece of Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen, that I made last night. Big thanks to HappyKatie for telling me about the recipe! It's freakalicious.

How do you have a have fun do good day, even when it doesn't start out like one?

Bookmark and Share


  1. I'm so glad you're enjoying the MuseCubes, Britt. They ARE silly -- I still haven't gotten over feeling a little shy when I use them, and I'm the INVENTOR, for goodness sakes. That's why I love doing them with other people, like we did at Jenn's Right Brain Business Plan workshop. I find that the company of others does wonders for own ability to be confidently silly.

    P.S. I love walks, too. :-)

  2. Mark Langer / @gotbrain4:49 PM

    Great post - thanks!I've sent the link to so many people already today.

    A suggestion on the Giving Challenge - don't leave yourself off of the "I'm giving to..." list while you're giving to others.

  3. Thank you, Britt, for your unfailing positiveness! :)

  4. A little late for Thanksgiving but will work again for December holidays:

    Thanks for showing that having fun and making a difference aren't mutually exclusive. Ok, now back to work...

  5. Gretchen - Thanks for the great invention.

    Mark- Thanks for sharing the post with your peeps, and for the suggestion. Ya gotta keep the well full before you can give to others, right?

    Margaux - Thank YOU for reading (:

    Lisbeth - Thanks for the link!

  6. New Diet Taps into Pioneering Concept to Help Dieters Lose 23 Pounds within Only 21 Days!


If you are having trouble commenting, please let me know.