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The 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 and Solution'.

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.




Take out a loan

Cannot afford to take another loan.

Don't get a loan.

Start to save.


Set up a savings pan for car.

Rent a car when needed.

Too expensive.

Don't rent.

Get lifts to places

Too embarrassed at time to ask.

Just ask.


Sometimes I feel too tired.

Start walking short distances.

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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