Struggling with feeling good? Do you think it entails a lot of money, therapy, and workouts? How about five minutes? Feeling good is about you. Not about others. It’s the thing that helps you avoid self-medicating. Following are seven feel-good tips, one for each day of the week. Try these out and join hundreds of others who have made feeling good their priority and applied principles from “How to Make Feeling Good Your Priority,” a new national published book by Balboa Press to help people just like you feel better – every day.
- Child’s Play – do something you loved to do as a kid. Go to a park, swing, get an ice cream cone, call your best friend, draw something, watch a cartoon or see a kid-type movie. There’s always a feel-good message in these!
- Do something you love that makes you feel good. Cook? Read a book? Buy flowers? Lunch with a friend? Spontaneous night out with your SO?
- Write a gratitude list. Write down at least five things that you are grateful for, small or large, it’s showing appreciation for what we have that allows us to appreciate more of what comes our way.
- Do something different. Take an alternate route to work, pick up your kids from school and go do something fun together, try a new recipe, go to a different a class at your gym or club. Have dinner around the table instead of in front of the TV. When you break routines you breathe new life into yours.
- Make eye contact with strangers and smile. It’s an amazingly powerful tool to brighten someone’s day and yours as well.
- Do a random act of kindness. Leave a larger than normal tip, buy coffee for the person behind you, genuinely thank a service person for helping you out, donate those clothes you haven’t worn in a year or more.
- One of the best feel-good things you can do is to clean out the clutter. Off your desk, closet, kitchen, dresser. Donate items you no longer use or need and make someone else’s day too.
Want to learn more? Join hundreds of others who have found new feel-good pathways to more fulfilling lives and relationships in “How to Make Feeling Good Your Priority.”