The art of feeling good is not exactly something that I am not highly accomplished. But I know how to make myself feel good, awesome even. My goal though is to learn how to do it on the spot.
Like I always say it’s not wrong to feel sad – just don’t do it on a daily basis. That kind of life just sucks. If you are feeling sad, if you are having one of those melancholic days, try to turn on the JOY switch. Sometimes in my case, that switching on will take a lot of prodding, and other times I find that I can switch to happy mode in the blink of an eye. But no matter what it takes, the point is to do it, to switch from feeling down to any notch up from there. How? Let me tell you some simple tricks I’ve learned.
I have learned that there are three basic ways to start feeling good. One is to look for, and think about anything that gives you pleasure and joy. It could be a hug or kiss from a family member or a loved one. It could be listening to uplifting music (in my case its kiirtan, New Age or reggae music). It could be traveling somewhere or just simply going out with friends for a few hours. The second is to talk to yourself until you bring about a change of vibration, a change of energy. Positive vibration. The third step is called BUZZING. Now you might be wandering what that is. It’s a trick I learned from Lynn Grabhorn and it is one of the easiest ways to raise your energy, feel positive vibrations. Learning to buzz is easy. You just have to reach for a feeling that emanates from the very depths of your being. You know that feeling of “natural high?” That’s it. One physical thing that works to jump start me into a nice feeling is to simply smile. That’s right, a meaningful little smile; the kind of smile that you couldn’t help but break into at the sight of your loved one or at the sight of a cute baby. Not the phony grin, but a loving and tender smile. It’s a smile on the outside but it originates from a rich, caring feeling on the inside. It’s an instant feel good.
What all this is about is feeling good. Nothing is more important than feeling good and it does not matter how you do it. If standing on your head in the middle of the park or the mall will do it then go on! If exercising does it then go exercise. If singing at the top of your lungs even if nobody’s listening does it then go for it. Anything it takes to get you to that place of feeling better, far from being sad. You know when you’re there, you can’t miss it. Whether it’s just a decision to feel good in the moment you can usually find dozens of different oddball ways to turn it on – if you really want to.
Here are some of the stuffs that make me feel good:
- Listening to uplifting music, happy music.
- A hug or kiss a family member or my loved one.
- Reading a good book.
- Going out with my friends.
- Exercise. Yoga.
- Taking photos of anything.
- Singing at the top of my lungs – in my room.