Ever feeling busy? Tired? Unfocused? If not, please contact me so I can listen to you, mine your wisdom, and share it with family, friends, and clients.

If your answer is ‘yes’, try the following four easy practices for 7 days straight and see what it does for you. They each take 30 seconds or less:

  1. Every time you realize you’re frowning, switch to a smile and hold it for at least 30 seconds.
  2. Every time you feel rushed, pause for 15 seconds and either close your eyes or look at something pleasant.
  3. Every time you detect a negative thought, switch to a credible constructive thought and repeat the thought silently 4 times.
  4. Every time you feel upset with someone, before you address the person, send her or him a silent, not spoken,‘I wish you [name] well’message (with credit to Mayo Clinic’s dr. Amid Soot.)

These practices are examples of what I call ‘taking out the head trash’ and of relaxing just a little more.

Do it, experience it – that much you owe yourself. And you have to admit, it’s impossible not to have a couple of 30 seconds in your day to spend on something healthy. Lets just agree: You have nothing to lose.