Remember in Happy Gilmore that golf coach, Chubbs, tells Happy to “find his happy place” to relax himself and get in the right frame of mind to putt? If you aren’t a movie-quoter like my friends and I are, the next time Happy Gilmore is on TV, do yourself a favor and watch it. My majors in undergrad were psychology and sport counseling, with the intent of going to grad school to get my PhD in sports psychology. I am quite aware of what my own “happy places” are and know that if I catch myself being negative, I do what I can to get to one of those happy places as quick as I can. Why? There is something about the following places or activities that give me such a serene feeling that I can clear my thoughts no matter what is going on in life. I did something yesterday that is one of my happy places/activities that prompted me to post this. I’m still riding that high, nothing-can-bring-me-down feeling that I had yesterday. So without further ado, here are my happy places:
1. At the top of a mountain looking down a ski run.
2. Relaxing on the boat.
3. Riding my motorcycle.
4. Skydiving. Yes, it relaxes me and clears my mind. I jumped out of a plane for the second time in 5 years this weekend, and it’s amazing looking at the world from 10,000 feet as you’re hurdling towards the ground. Seriously – if you get the opportunity, take it. It gives you a totally new perspective!
5. At the end of an organized run. Runner’s high )
What is your happy place?
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