10 Things To Do To Improve Your Day

1) Forgive the person who cut you off or took your parking spot. Let that stupid or insensitive comment go, even if it hurt you. Rise above hurtful talk and poor behavior and just let it vaporize.

2) Tell the people in your life how much they mean to you. Do something unexpected like come home from work to play with your dog and/or kids, take your spouse out for lunch, or something as simple as a love poem and a hug.

3) Call a friend that you think of often but haven’t spoken to for awhile. Don’t put it off anymore.

4) Do at least 3 kind deeds a day whether it is complimenting someone, opening a door, or helping a neighbor with their computer troubles.

5) Share some helpful  knowledge with others, either through an email, Facebook, Twitter, phone call, or in person.

6) Give the animals in your life extra time for affection, play, and grooming. You both will appreciate it.

7) Make the last thing you say (and say it slowly and clearly) on a voicemail your phone number so the receiver has easy access to your number.

8) The next time you  get angry, try replacing that feeling with compassion for someone else.

9) A simple smile can brighten your day and other’s too.

10) Laugh as much as you can.

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over thirty years. With symptoms since he was seventeen years old, Karl was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty-one, he is a Parkinson’s disease advocate, an entrepreneur, an inventor, an author of two books (A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Conditions: A Workbook for Body, Mind, and Spirit) with his wife and care partner, Angela Robb. He has blogged for ten years on his website, ASoftVoice.com. He is a Community Team Member to ParkinsonsDisease.net and is a contributor to PatientsLikeMe.com. His blog, ASoftVoice.com, has been recognized four years in a row by Healthline.com as one of The Best Parkinson’s Blogs of 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015! Healthline.com also listed the book A Soft Voice in a Noisy World in their list of Best Parkinson’s Disease Books of 2017! FeedSpot.com has recognized ASoftVoice.com for 2018 and 2017 as a Top 50 Parkinson’s Disease blog. Karl was a blogger for the 2016 World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon. He is a frequent speaker on Parkinson’s disease issues as well as an experienced advocate for Parkinson’s issues throughout the United States. He is also an advisor and consultant on Parkinson’s disease. Karl is a board member of both the Parkinson Voice Project and Parkinson Social Network based in Virginia. He was an active board member (6 years) and an advocate (18 years) with the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). In his free time, he is a photographer, constant writer, longtime magician, and a practicing Reiki Jin Kei Do master. Karl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been featured by The New York Post, BBC Radio, CBS News, National Public Broadcasting (NPR), in The New Republic magazine and NHK World Television, as well as several Washington, D.C., television stations. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd. I’m available for speaking engagements to share my experience living with Parkinson’s disease. Please contact me at asoftvoice@gmail.com if you are interested in having me speak to your group, conference/symposium, or would like me to write an article for your newsletter or blog. I am not a medical professional and this information is my personal view. I am just sharing my medical journey with you, the reader. I encourage you to seek all avenues that can benefit your condition.

Posted on June 22, 2011, in Education & Support, Health, Media & Trends, Parkinson's Disease, Philosophy and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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