>> Friday, April 3, 2009
What do you do when you're having one of those days when it seems nothing you do or say turns out right? The milk curdles in your coffee. You can't find your keys. The boss found another mistake in your report. The cat barfed on the rug -next to your side of the bed. You ran into an old friend and gushed over when her baby was due - only to be told 3 MONTHS AGO!
Try looking in your pick-me-up folder. What?! You don't have one or know what it is?
Every once in a while you get an email or note from someone that makes you smile. Your boss gave you a atta-boy for a job well done...A colleague sent you a message thanking you for your help...your children give you a handmade card for no other reason than to say I Love You. You get the idea.
Right now, (go ahead, I'll wait) create a folder (electronic for emails or manila for paper) and start to store those feel-good tidings there. When you're having a crappy-shoulda-stayed-in-bed-kinda day, reach for your PMU folder and browse through the kudos and accolades. You will feel better in no time once you're reminded that you're not such a bad guy after all.
After this works for you, don't forget to send me a note of thanks and gratitude to put in MY folder for a rainy day ;)
photo by TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ flickr