This explanation of ‘Feeling Sad’ has changed my life.
I had my fair share of feeling sad over the years. The problem is that we don’t like talking about it.
We all know people like to present the better self online, but presenting the real self can be refreshing.
Pandemic, lockdown, #WFH, childcare.. and all the constant multi-tasking can make us feel stressed, even depressed and sad.
Ever heard the term ‘loss aversion’? It’s about our behaviour of avoiding losses. Somehow, these days the more we try to avoid, the worse we might feel.
"Because when you feel sad, you are grieving for something you have lost. "
What does this mean?
If means if you are sad, you have lost something you love and value (despite your effort of trying); and maybe the loss you are trying to avoid isn’t the right thing after all.
The decisions we make under the influence of ‘Fear of Loss’ can be wrong (Check out my last blog on ‘Fear of Loss’)
How to change:
Figure out what is the loss you are grieving, get it back or try to stay close to it. It could be just as simple as a hobby - a simple pleasure (but watching Netflix doesn't count).
You are never too busy to be happy.
#behaviouralscience #humancentricity #humancentricmarketing #marketing #selfcare #marketersclub
Organising my own fundraiser has cured me. Many of us are shy to ask for money, even if it is for a great cause.
In difficult times, thinking of others become more important.
We organised our first family fundraiser with our boy (age 6) and it has cured me, from having:
> The fear of ‘What if it fails?’
> The self-doubt of ‘Can I pull it off?’
> Procrastination of ‘I’ll do it later’.
My top 5 learnings (backed by science)
1. Reciprocity - Donors received handmade decorations.
2. Scarcity -Everyone knew only so many decorations can be made in 1 week and everything sold out in couple of days.
3. Liking - In WhatsApp group particularly where people are bond by similar interests, when one person voice their support, more will follow.
4. Degree of difficulty - make it easy for people to view & donate. Using a dedicated instagram & Google photo; online and offline ways to donate; An outdoor ‘Driveway Christmas Market’ for those who likes to meet and greet.
5. Finally, do it from your heart - use it to show your true-self. It's the best way to influence people.
Do something great and #humancentricity this year.
We learn the most valuable things from doing.