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The #1 Way To Feel Better Instantly

by jenny sansouci on January 8, 2016

Hey beautifuls,

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?

Appreciate something.

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

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Tali January 9, 2016 at 2:50 am

I’m so happy this is not another green smoothie or pill out there! Haha. I was recently in the ‘funk’ at a workshop I attended…one of the ladies there I felt somewhat crushed by…the way she tried to bring down my friendly-easy-going- ness with sour & spiteful comments. I was taken a-back. What a great tool to not ‘take things to heart’ so much!

I’m grateful right now it’s Summer where I live (Australia) and I went to the beach today.
I’m grateful I have Internet connection so I have access to so much knowledge to uplift me.
I’m grateful for my healthy (not obsessive eating patterns).
I’m grateful I have good self esteem and I love myself.
I’m grateful for this blog and the simple tool you have just shared ;-).
I’m grateful to my dog & my super awesome & amazing boyfriend.
I’m grateful to live in Australia where things aren’t perfect but they are still good.
I’m grateful for the great teas I own and my herb garden.
I’m grateful for simplicity and that things don’t have to be grandiose for you to appreciate them. Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference ;-).

Will keep practicing this daily! Awesome tip xo!

jenny sansouci January 12, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Tali, this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this list – it means a lot to me that you did! And all of the things you are grateful for are amazing, (especially living in Australia and that you have your own herb garden!!!) xoxo

Tali January 9, 2016 at 4:28 am

And…apologies…meant to type ‘appreciate’ but somehow put ‘grateful’ instead.


jenny sansouci January 12, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Same intention, different words. It’s all perfect.. 🙂

Cheryl Major January 9, 2016 at 9:43 am

Hi Jenny,

Loved reading this post. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I’m going to link to it in my post today so my readers can enjoy it too!

I have a beautiful Poinsettia plant that I’m appreciating as I write this.

Have an awesome day!

Cheryl Major, CNWC

jenny sansouci January 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Thank you so much Cheryl!! I appreciate you…!

Jen January 11, 2016 at 5:58 pm

I loved your post and I love Abraham Hicks!
Thank you for the wonderful reminder! I appreciate that there are happy, healthy, wonderful souls just like you living, loving, and enjoying life every single day!

jenny sansouci January 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Thank you Jen! I appreciate your support. 🙂

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