As a wise Ronan Keating once sang "Life is a rollercoaster." And no truer words have ever left his mouth. With this metaphor in mind, it seems that those dips we have are inevitable and I all too often find my self, in a very British fashion, dwelling on the negatives on life. Be it the weather, politics or those annoying little white ulcers you get on your toungue. All the moaning is infectious and can become a nasty habit, so instead I thought I'd hone in on a few 'tippedy top' feelings that life has to offer! So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride....
A Warm shower
Water shortage? Worth it for that hydrating hug that warms the body, mind and soul to create a steamy and thought stimulating sensation that is not only healing but does wonders for one's hygiene. Washing away negativity and knots to reveal a nostalgically squeaky clean and fresh you. Your best life decisions are made in the shower.
All hands on deck you are getting things DONE. Checking off that to do list, feeling empowered by powering through and most certainly having that unstoppable sense of purpose that will leave you with a beaming smile of fulfillment as you rest your head on your pillow at the end of a super productive day.
It's called beauty sleep for a reason. Escaping from your worries, responsibilities and tired body by booking a flight to the land of nod is never a regrettable decision. When you sleep you can be whatever you want to be- and that is why comfy nightwear and a good mattress are potentially the most worthwhile investments you'll ever make.
...speaking of sleep, have you ever experienced...
...The Bed Burrito
Say Adios to your worries! In a world where ultimate comfort and Mexican innovation collide, you will forever be as safe, as warm and as totally freaking comfortable as when you're wrapped up like re-fried beans in a soft flour tortilla duvet. If I could be a food, this would be the food I would be.
Biology textbooks may have told you otherwise, but 'Human photosynthesis' does exist (would I lie to you?). I mean, you can literally feel the rays revitalise our all too often hibernated skin. Maybe it is just the vitamin D talking, but accompanied by the warmth of a warm breeze and the nostalgia of summers past, it is really only vampires who could perhaps not feel liberated by the rays our number 1 star.
When your food is on point.
Let's face it, we all love being right. There is also nothing quite as satisfying as finding the perfect cure for your food cravings- it's evolutionary. So when you combine some top decision making with replenishment of your grumbling stomach you get THAT flawless fab foodie feeling. From the moment you circle your finger of destiny to arrive at the 'chosen' dish and assert the waiter of your final decision, the streak of dread that you have made the wrong one hits. But fear and FOMO is washed aside as you see your food appear. It may as well have spotlight, red carpet and a theme song as it arrives like a crown on a velvet pillow. You have done it. Your meal looks far superior to all others around the table, and EVERYONE knows it. You are the king of culinary choosings, the envy of all eatings and at this moment, all other bad menu blunders have been forgotten. At this moment, you own the universe.
Bow down peasants, the first bite shall be too much for you to handle.
Family. They just get you. They know which buttons to press, how to deal with your mess and how to calm your stress. It is that exact feeling of complete comfort , 'collapse-on-their-lap' anytime anywhere-ness belonging that is just perfect. An unspoken bond of loyalty that no distance can truly break. Yeah they smell, yeah you argue and yes unfortunately it is never going to be 100% lovey-dovey happy families, but you complete them and they complete you. The feeling of appreciation i have for my family, knowing they have got my back, is undoubtedly one of the best feelings in the entire world.
Feeling a bit more content and loving life now? I hope so. This list is far from exhausted. I could probably find another 50 at least (all mostly warmth, food and comfort related) But I'll leave you , your life experience and your imagination to muster up a little portfolio of perks that really are the BEST feelings in the world.
....And hey, if you have any recommendations, just let me know!