Cue in music – Walk On The Ocean
On a rough day, my mind instantly wanders off to the beach. I vividly imagine laying on the white sand and feeling its smoothness on my skin, and the warmth of sea breeze caressing my sunburnt face. The cool sea salt water teases my toes, while the glimmer of the sun’s rays peeps through my sunglasses. With my favorite book on hand and good music on my ears, there’s nothing that a relaxing day at the beach can’t fix. This is what my happy place looks like.
Find a happy place within and go there often. In the middle of a mundane or a crazy, bad day, breathe deeply and imagine your happy place. This is your haven. Your safety net. Your comfort zone. Your inner sanctuary. Even Happy Gilmore used his happy place as key to managing his temper and performing better in golf.
We sometimes underestimate the power of our minds, especially when emotions overwhelm us. It clouds our judgements, which leaves us feeling so little and helpless. It’s unbelievable how our own thoughts (both good and bad) can transform our moods. Good, happy thoughts can help us finish a task, clear our heads, and force out a smile. This is why it’s true when people say, “it’s all in the mind” or “mind over matter.”
The mere thought of a happy place makes a huge difference. So the next time you’re having a rough day, paint a mental image of your happy place. Imagine how being there feels like. Stay there for as long as you can. Let it control you even just for a few minutes. Breathe. Let it make you feel better and safer.
What’s your happy place like?
This post is a response to Daily Post’s Daily Prompt:
Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Turn that line into the title of your post.
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