Are you a Tigger or an Eeyore?
These iconic characters from A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh have come to symbolize polar opposites who are very good friends. Tigger is the bouncy, perky, eternal optimist; Eeyore is the gloomy, pessimistic original Mr. Glass Half Empty.
To be honest, I think we all have a little of both Tigger and Eeyore in us, but most people resonate more deeply with one or the other.
But whether you’re a certified Eeyore or you’re just acting like one, especially during this season, you might be needing to ramp up your joy a bit. The good news is, there are a few things you can do to alter your environment that can help you Tigger up your Eeyore a notch.
In this episode, you’ll find a few suggestions that might help, and show you that joy is out there for the taking. Your DNA can’t stop you from reaching out and grabbing it!
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Heid, Markham. “Are We Hardwired for Happiness?” The Power of Joy: TIME Special Edition, 2021.
Rubin, Gretchen. Are You a Tigger or an Eeyore Plus a Few Points to Consider. https://gretchenrubin.com/2010/10/quiz-are-you-a-tigger-or-an-eeyore-plus-a-few-points-to-consider/
Wax, Dustin. Don’t Be an Eeyore.