Milton Erikson, the father of modern hypnosis, gave his patients homework assignments all the time. To one woman with depression, who could grow really beautiful orchids, he said, “Take orchids to shut ins, people in nursing homes, and anyone who needs cheering up.” He always gave people assignments to stop focusing on their own problems and instead to work to make someone else’s life happier.
Try Random Acts of Kindness.
Volunteer in a Soup Kitchen.
Or Just Make a Decision to
Smile at everyone you see today.
You get what you put out.