06 April, 2018

Feel Good!

I wanted to call this "Find What Feels Good" - a phrase used a lot by Adriene Mishler of Yoga With Adriene, but I don't want to plagiarize her. 

If you have wanted to try yoga, but are intimidated to go to a class, check out her youtube channel (linked above). She is great at showing options and alternatives, and she goes slowly through everything, plus, she's just fun!

Adriene uses "find what feels good" in her online classes to encourage you not to just try to conform to the yoga pose, but to make it your own, and do what you need for where you are physically or mentally that day. Sometimes you're just not going to be able to do the full stretch, so modify it, and find what feels good!


 But I digress...


I love that advice for life in general. Not to advocate a hedonistic pursuit of always doing whatever you want, but within the confines of what you MUST do, to live your life, be a responsible adult, etc., find what feels good.

You have to go to work, but even if you love your work, can you make it "feel good"?
  • I used an exercise ball as a chair a few hours each day.
  • I ate outside when it was nice.
  • I took a walk every day during lunch.
    I put up my funny "office decor" that made me happy.

You have a long commute?
  • Put games or book-apps on your phone.
  • If you drive, subscribe to a podcast or play audio books.
  • Make the decision to find something/someone on the trip that makes you smile.
  • Make the decision to be someone who makes others smile! (I have caught people staring into my car as I belt out a tune with the radio. Yay!)
  
Find what feels good! 
What do you do to make a mundane or difficult task feel better?

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18 comments:

  1. What great advice - I love the idea of finding little pieces of joy in everything we do - it has to make life a little bit better every day doesn't it?

    Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
    F for Family and Friends

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    1. Every day I list 3 things I'm thankful for, but while I struggled to adjust to Beijing, I started adding 1 think I found that day to appreciate about China. It really helped my attitude!

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  2. I love this. We sometimes lose sight of the pleasure we could find in the every day humdrum. Great tips!
    Kimberly
    Passing Down the Love A-Z

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    1. So much! It's just one way to try to bring myself back into the light when I forget to see it.

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  3. As a Life Coach, it's great to see other espousing such positive practices.

    A-Zing this year at:
    FictionCanBeFun
    Normally found at:
    DebsDespatches

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    1. As a regular fighter of depression, I have learned to incorporate these things into everyday. It's a defense.

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  4. I reward myself for slogging through mundane tasks. Most of the time it's watching the next in a series of Youtube videos I like. Very motivational.

    (A-to-Z participant - Darkstarian Discourse)

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    1. Another fantastic idea! My rewards tend to be unhealthy though. I like the idea of taking an online reward. Much better than bad foods!

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  5. Great advice. We should all strive to do things that make us feel good more often.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    My A to Z’s of Dining with IC
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  6. Life is so short, you really do need to enjoy every moment even those that are not naturally as much fun. Great advice to take opportunities to do things that feel good. Weekends In Maine

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    1. Getting upset usually doesn't help anyone, least of all yourself. Why yell at the traffic?

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  7. Love this post! Thank you :)

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  8. I am packing up our household for a major move and it helps when I think about the chore in a positive light... I imagine how good it will feel to get rid of stuff as I pack. I imagine how good it will feel to finish packing one area, and so forth. When I imagine feeling good about the chore, it gives me the energy to keep going.

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    1. Me, too! Sometimes that's all you can do is focus on being done!

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  9. Life isn't meant to be all work, but a source of Joy! I love your outlook, and try to look for the good in every day. I should probably do better at making sure I do things that feel good every day too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I started looking for the positive when I was in a dark place and it helped. I've just kept it up.

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