I recently talked to Thrive Global about how I thrive, sharing the spiritual and self-care practices I use to feel good every day.
As I say in Super Attractor, once you feel good, you start to easily attract what you desire. When we make feeling good our priority, everything else can flow — so in this post I want to share my tips for how to feel good and let go of stress!
The practices that help me feel good
Check out this video where I share my spiritual and self-care practices that help me feel good! Below the video I break down the details.
My new morning routine
My morning is very routinized now, because Oliver is my alarm clock and he doesn’t miss a beat! One of the great blessings my son has given me is organization.
Before I became a mom, I had a pretty free-flowing style. I would work at different times. I’d exercise at random times. Now I’m on a good schedule because he’s on a good schedule, and it’s been working really well for me.
One of the biggest benefits of being more organized is that I’ve actually found more time for my spiritual practices and self-care, because I take advantage of every pocket of time.
After waking up with Oliver and handing him over to my husband for the morning bottle, I go up to my office, get comfortable on my sofa and practice Transcendental Meditation (TM) for 20 minutes.
If you don’t have a TM practice, you can do a mantra meditation. One option is to sit with your eyes closed, silently repeating the mantra Sat Nam (“truth identified”) for 10 to 20 minutes, and then resting with your eyes closed for 2 minutes afterward.
You can also try this simple Kundalini mantra practice.
Clearing anger, rage and anxiety
Then I do another 20-minute Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) meditation, also known as tapping. I’m tapping on rage right now, which is good because it’s making me feel free, setting me up to win and healing my body.
We have so much unfelt rage and anger inside and then we manifest that in our body, because we don’t want to deal with that unconscious rage. One book that’s been helping me a lot is The Mindbody Prescription by Dr. John Sarno. (I’ll write more about this topic in the future.)
If this resonates with you, then devote some time each morning to clear anxiety, anger or rage. You can do this with tapping or meditating, or you can just get all your feelings onto the page by writing in your journal. When you do this, the rest of your day will be hooked up!
Here’s a video by Brad Yates for tapping on rage. Remember to take full responsibility for your well-being when you tap, because unexpected emotions can come up.
My self-care practices
Physical movement and meditation are two big components of my self-care practice. If I have the time, I’ll take an hour to exercise in a way that makes me feel good. I mix it up — I do yoga, I do Pilates, I take sculpting classes, I go for walks.
Another way I practice self-care is by doing my second 20-minute TM meditation in the afternoon.
But if you don’t have much time to spare, self-care doesn’t have to take long. It can consist of eating a meal slowly or taking a 10-minute walk without your phone.
Sometimes self-care just means gazing out the window. That seems strange, but it’s probably one of the most beneficial things you can do. It can be very meditative.
Make feeling good a practice
In order to feel good consistently we have to make it a practice. It’s likely you’re used to waiting for your outside circumstances to dictate how you feel. I’m going to let you in something: The entirety of Super Attractor is a process of unlearning that habit!
I want to help you learn how to access good-feeling emotions even when things aren’t working out as you planned. Dedicate time each day to consciously focus on feeling good so that in time it becomes your default state.
Super Attractor hooks you up with tons of methods and tips for feeling good. For now, proactively do more things that make you happy. Think about all the activities in your daily life that make you feel good. Identify the things you do that bring you joy, and do them more often.
Make it a priority to feel good the same way you might make exercise or family a priority. If this is totally new to you or you suspect you’ll revert to old habits in a few days, then schedule these activities into your calendar as you would a meeting.
This isn’t about turning fun into another obligation; it’s about making it a priority. If you know you need some structure in order to honor this priority, that’s okay. In time it will become a habit. Remember to be deliberate and bring conscious awareness to feeling good.
This is a whole new way of being. Feeling good must come first. Everything else will follow.
What do you do to feel good?
Leave a comment and let me know which joyful activities, spiritual practices and self-care rituals help you feel good all day long and thrive no matter what.
If you don’t have anything in place yet, then today I invite you to commit to adding one daily practice. Share a comment letting me know your new feel-good commitment!
I hope this serves you.