- Make your own miniature Zen garden. It can be the focus of meditation. Choose the objects with care, using items from nature and placing them in sand in a shallow dish. Create wavelike patterns in the sand around the objects.
- Family photos are often associated with pointless nostalgia. But why not paste your family pictures into an online album, and invite family members to contribute? Keep it up-to-date as an unfolding record. Who said photo albums were cobwebby and sad?
- If you behaved very badly with someone, you should feel regret. You should recognize your mistakes and not forget what you did, but you should also not be depressed or feel remorse. However, you should not be indifferent or ignore what you did. Learn to forgive yourself. If possible, tell the other person that you were unpleasant and ask forgiveness.