I try to do one thing that scares me every day. I got that idea from the song below (Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s free to wear sunscreen). There is a line in the song which says: “do one thing every day that scares you.” Because of this I see more opportunities.
I think of a positive experience in the last 24 hours for two minutes to find more meaning in my life.
I write down my compliments in a notebook as well as my successes and insights. I also give someone an honest compliment every day.
II practice the 10 to 5 way in my neighborhood. This means that I smile at a stranger from 10 feet (3 meters) and make eye contact and say hi to someone from 5 feet (1.5 meters). I got this idea from Shawn Achor from his talk at Google, which you can watch below.
or read my blog about this experience (in Dutch).
Every day I write down 3 specific good things that happened the day before to create a thinking pattern of happiness, gratitude and optimism.
I make a photo album of each year with the most important pictures of that year in chronological order.
I sometimes do things I feel uncomfortable with. For example, trying out a sport that I don’t have a talent for. Joel Runyon says: “chose to be uncomfortable and see what happens.” Learn more in his TED talk about cold shower therapy below.
I do comfort zone challenges like laying on the ground in public places for 30 seconds to tackle my fear and become more confident. I write about my experience in . This blog (in Dutch) In the ted talk here you can learn more