I know what you’re thinking right now. “Feel better INSTANTLY, yeah sure, what is this going to be, some supplement or another organic green smoothie?”
Nope. It’s not a pill, it’s not a smoothie, it’s not a juice, it’s not something you have to buy.
There’s a way to feel better instantly no matter what. If you’re in a bad mood, you had a bad day, you can’t fall asleep, you’re sitting in traffic, you’re fighting with your boyfriend, you’re feeling sick, you’re exhausted, you just got yelled at, you’re just in an epic funk.
What is the magical trick?
This is a tried and true method for feeling better quickly. The level of goodness you can feel with this practice just depends on how long you’re willing to focus on things you appreciate, and how many things you can think of to appreciate.
If you follow Abraham Hicks at all, they call this going on a RAMPAGE OF APPRECIATION. Isn’t that the best?!
In fact, they say that appreciation is one of the highest level feelings you can feel (it’s right up there with empowerment, joy and love).
The first self-help book I ever read in my life was an Abraham Hicks book called Ask and It Is Given — in college, my roommate’s boyfriend’s mother told me she was reading it and that I should check it out. I read it and it was mind-blowing to me. Ever since then, I’ve dabbled a little in Abraham Hicks stuff once in awhile, and some of it’s a bit trippy but some of it is pure gold. Especially the stuff about being in the vortex. Just Google Abraham Hicks YouTube videos if you want to see what I mean.
Here’s what they say in Ask And It Is Given about the Rampage of Appreciation:
“Begin by looking around your immediate environment and gently noticing something that pleases you. Try to hold your attention on this pleasing object as you consider how wonderful, beautiful, or useful it is. And as you focus upon it longer, your positive feelings about it will increase.
Now, notice your improved feeling, and be appreciative of the way you feel. Then, once your good feeling is noticeably stronger than when you began, look around your environment and choose another pleasing object for your positive attention.
A desire to appreciate is a very good first step, and then as you find more things that you would like to say “thank you” about, it quickly gains momentum. As you want to feel appreciation, you attract something to appreciate. And as you appreciate it, then you attract something else to appreciate, until, in time, you are experiencing a Rampage of Appreciation.”
I’m kind of in love with the concept of going on a Rampage of Appreciation.
I did it today, in fact, which is why I’m writing this post.
I had a really bothersome experience with someone at the nail salon today (I know, luxury problems). When I got home, I was in a really bad mood. I felt sad, in fact. The interaction I had with that person left me feeling overwhelmed with negativity. Also, I have this nagging elbow injury that’s been cramping my style for awhile now (floating is helping).
I was sitting on my couch in full on grump mode when I remembered the Rampage of Appreciation. I started looking around the room. I began my rampage…
I appreciate the fact that I have an apartment to sleep in.
I appreciate that I have clean water to drink.
I appreciate that I have the money to go out to dinner with a friend tonight.
I appreciate that I even HAVE a friend to go out to dinner with.
I appreciate that I have a warm blanket to snuggle in when it’s cold outside.
I appreciate that I’m in love with an awesome man.
I appreciate that I have a loving and supportive family.
I appreciate my essential oil diffuser.
I appreciate that I have laundry in my building.
And so on…
After going on that Rampage of Appreciation, I popped off the couch, feeling re-energized. The more things we can appreciate…the better we can feel.
Seriously, sometimes we can get into a funk and there’s a cloud overshadowing all of the wonderful things we have in life. No matter how hard things can be, there is always something to appreciate – even something small. WE ARE ALIVE!
DO NOT JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT — TRY IT!! Let me know if it works. :)
What do you appreciate? Please, let’s make the comments on this blog a Rampage of Appreciation party!!! Who’s first?
This very well may be the most important tool to have in your toolbox at all times.
Love you (and appreciate you!)
p.s. you may like this post I wrote a couple years ago — Overwhelmed? This Is Your Only Priority
You may also enjoy my Rapid Reset Cleanse if you wanna feel better in all the ways.