The 21 Days sadness diet© Day 8 (Options)


Method we will use is called “IGROWS” to help us find ways to happier days.

(Issue, Goals, Reality, Options, Willingness and Smiles

Welcome back

Thank you so much for joining in our Sadness Diet and the journey to happier times

Feedback from Yesterday

I hope yesterday you managed to spend time to review what is really happening in your life as well as things you have tried in the past towards making your life happier. Please don’t beat yourself up if you haven’t managed to do this, just try again today. Did you make your Gift of Smile Box? If so it would be great if you could take a picture and send it to me

Today – Using the IGROWS model, we will look at the letter O – which stands for OPTIONS and we will also add Obstacle, Solution and Feelings.

I will give you an example which will include the other 3 letters we have used

I – the Issue – I need to get a car

G- the Goal –   Get a yellow automatic family car

R- the Reality – I can’t afford a brand new car

O- the Options:                     Obstacle                                                                Solution

Take our a loan                       Cannot afford to take another loan                        Don’t get a loan

Start to save                            None                                                                      Set up savings plan for car

Rent a car when needed         Too expensive                                                       Don’t rent

Get lifts to places                   Too embarrassed at times to ask                           Just ask

Walk                                       Sometimes I feel too tired                                     Start walking short distance



Activity 1

Now it’s your turn to look at your Options, Obstacles and Solutions

Please also continue to work on making your Gift of a smile box

See you tomorrow and may the SMILE always be with you!


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