This might seem a little fuffy or a lame attempt at a Seth Godin type post but it was on my mind so bare with me and tell me what you think:
We have a lot of reasons to be serious people. Whether it’s the economy or the situation in Israel, your job, family problems or whatever else might be on your mind its very easy to go through an entire day or even week without so much as a smile.
Even with the things we “enjoy” like sports, politics, blogging or even shopping (for the women out there) it can be very easy to take them too seriously on any given day. Oh man our team lost, or gosh darn it I missed out on the deal on that great handbag.
As it is so very easy to not to smile I think we need to take a little time every day to consciously focus on smiling. Decide for a time period of at least ten minutes that you’re going to just simply focus on enjoying something.
I usually turn to Comedy Central. I watch the Daily Show and Colbert Report and if I’m sufficiently de-stressed I’ll go to bed, if not I’ll take a few minutes get in bed and just focus on enjoying something like South Park or Sportscenter for a few minutes. I stop analyzing the games, stop worrying about the world politics and just enjoy.
So I ask: Do you take time to smile every day and what do you do during that time? Or do you not think its necessary?