What exactly is a mood nudge?
Well, in my book (no pun intended) it’s some small action you can take – often right now – that’s designed to give your overall sense of psychological well-being a modest boost.
(That 24 word definition perhaps explains why it’s easier for us all to simply refer to it as a mood nudge.)
So today, let’s agree to not be long-winded and instead just cut to the chase.
This week, my own mood was appropriately nudged by watching an entertaining little video, less than three minutes long.
Joseph Herscher is a New Yorker who constructs ingenious set-ups/machines in his apartment to, in his own words, “solve everyday problems using familiar objects in unfamiliar ways”.
Here’s what he built to serve himself a slice of pie after he’d finished his dinner, which reminded me of my old Professor Branestawm books, illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
I hope it does for your mood what it did for mine.
Personally, I loved the baby’s second appearance right at the end.