For five years starting in 1997 Apple’s advertising urged us all to ’Think different’.
It was, and still is, admirable advice – but it’s not always plain sailing to put it into practice.
I like to think that what we (and I very much include you in this) are doing with Moodscope is to ’think different’ about the whole ’manage your mood’ thing.
But on a more micro day to day level I reckon it’s all too easy to get stuck in the tramlines of negative thinking, seeing things in the same old way, often to the detriment of how you feel.
Apple’s end game was to sell more computers, but I believe that thinking different has a more fundamental appeal. Change the way you think, and you may also change the way you live your life.
Now sadly I’ve no magic wand which can alter your thoughts. But I do have a suggestion.
Thinking different is less likely to manifest itself when you ’do same’. (Mangled grammar, I know, but I hope you’ll see my point.)
Even small changes to your daily habits can nudge your brain towards new thought patterns.
So sit in a different chair. Take a different route. Read a different newspaper. Order a different sandwich. Wear a different colour. Sing a different tune.
Talk to a different person. Watch a different channel. Use a different shampoo. Get up at a different time.
In short, when you want to think different, it often helps if you do different.
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