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Have you Woo Hoo-ed today?

You really should!

Last night I finished Kim & Jason Kotecki’s new book There’s An Adult In My Soup. One of Kim’s chapters in entitled “Eeyore or Tigger” and discusses the sort of attitude we each can show the world.  I believe I am a Tigger by nature – bouncy, optimistic and generally happy to be here.  However, lately I’ve been feeling a bit Eeyore-ish. Things have been seeming more difficult, harried, and definitely less fun lately.

So, is life really worse – or am I just losing sight of the “Tigger-ish” moments? Forgetting to celebrate the good things and dwelling on the difficult is a recipe for an Eeyore-ish outlook!

What to do?

Woo Hoo!

A Woo Hoo is a simple, joyous expression of something good. Studies have shown maintaining positive relationships with others (especially female friends) can reduce your risk of heart disease by reducing your stress.

It’s not bragging. It is sharing a positive part of yourself with someone who really gets it.

  • No one understands the joy of putting away the diaper bag when the child has been potty trained better than another mom.
  • Working from home, without co-workers or colleagues, it is hard to truly celebrate when something good happens. Connecting with other home-officers via e-mail definitely makes it more special.
  • Sharing a Woo Hoo with childhood friends on Facebook is a great way to connect with the person you were way back when.
  • Shouting out to a group of like-minded people on Twitter can be very entertaining.

Sometimes it takes someone in the same trench to truly understand and celebrate.

So, who can you Woo Hoo?

Think about it.  I’m declaring Wednesday the official Woo Hoo day. Think of something positive going on in your life and share it. For example:

Facebook Status:

It’s been two months and the girls haven’t been late to school once! WOO HOO! (We live 3 houses away from the school, and yet – we’ve struggled in the past with being on time!)

(If someone shares good news on Facebook – leave a comment — WOO HOO!)

Twitter:

Just finished re-edits Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart for reprinting! #WooHoo

(note the hashtag: if someone shares good news – Retweet it and add the #WooHoo hashtag.  Search #WooHoo to see lots of good news)

Email:

Send out a Who’s got a Woo Hoo e-mail to a few select friends. Include a short message with your good news and ask others to share something in return.

Of course, you can pick up the phone or Woo Hoo in person as well!

I invite you to take a few moments to Woo Hoo – in fact Woo Hoo right here by leaving a comment!

Be “Tigger-ish” today – TTFN!

Get valuable information in Eliz’s new book, The Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart, or in her Award Winning Blog

Eliz Greene survived a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggled to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and searched for a way to hold on to the perspective and passion she found in her near-death experience. Drawing on her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress. Find out more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com

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About Eliz Greene

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health and reduce stress are used by thousands of busy people all over the world. She is a motivational wellness speaker, author, and job stress researcher. Visit elizgreene.com to book Eliz for your next event.

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