“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
Who doesn’t want to feel good about themselves? We all do. Though, in our own good, unique ways. I have jotted down my feel good factors and I would be happy to know if you could add your take to the list.
Receiving Compliments: ‘I can live my entire life on a good compliment’.. someone must have said this keeping a person like me in mind. I love receiving compliments and that’s the reason I am quite generous in paying compliments. I remember a few things that people told me about myself, that manage to bring smile to my face even in the darkest hours. When the middle aged Air India Flight attendant complimented me on my smile it was unforgettable and when my friend George said he thought I was one the most kind-hearted people he had known.. it was the sweetest thing I had heard about myself. It gave me such a boost. Such compliments always encourage me to keep a smiling face and to be warm to people.
Losing Weight (keeping fit): With the latest fad of PYT or fit people, losing pounds has become a universal mission. The feel good factor here is not really losing weight.. but achieving what you aim for keeping or being healthy. Exercising a bit, going for a walk or having a healthy diet definitely make a person feel better and accomplished.
Reading: This is not just for book lovers. We all admire and respect knowledge. And what a better way of learning than reading! Read anything – novel, non-fiction, newspaper or even one article per day. After finishing reading it, you would surely feel good that you learned something new.
Reconnecting with Friends: How do you feel when you suddenly get a call from an old pal? It certainly makes my day. And don’t worry.. if you are not getting a call, why not give a call and make him/her feel good?! Old friends are like treasures. And reconnecting with them is like finding a hidden treasure.
De-clutter: Whether its a closet, cupboard or a room, re-organizing or de-cluttering it is such a tedious yet relieving task. I always believe less is more. The less stuff you have, the more organized, happier and disciplined you are. De-cluttering is simple but very helpful in making us believe we achieved something. For a try, just try to de- clutter your desktop or hard disk and feel the effect.
If not all, then at least try out a few things of the above and let me know how good you feel.
Surabhi lives in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a group of islands in southern India, with her husband and nine month old daughter. She quit a corporate job to focus on her family and enjoy the process of being a mother and a home maker. She believes simply: ‘it is good to live’ and her blog is an attempt to prove it. It is a platform to share thoughts, ideas, happiness and sorrows. She would be delighted if you join it !