How To Consistently Be In A Great Mood When You Go Out

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January 19, 2021
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How To Consistently Be In A Great Mood When You Go Out

Intro:

Does it ever feel like you can only have great conversations with people when you’re in a good mood?

For some reason if you wake up feeling great, the rest of the day magically opens up. Jokes come naturally... Abundance mentality flows freely...

It doesn’t feel like you even have to try that hard to be a charming, witty bastard.

But what happens if you didn’t get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling horrible?

Well, here comes the pain...

Every conversation feels like a chore. And people don’t react to you the way they would when you’re in a good mood. Girls start putting up resistance right away. And you can barely even pass shit tests anymore, your brain feels 2X slower...

You just want to be left alone. You want to take naps to try to “rescue” the day.

You practically have to slap yourself across the face to even work up enough motivation to drag your grumpy ass to the gym...

(For some reason though, your lifts don’t suffer at all from being tired or in a bad mood. Anyone who’s been lifting for a while knows this weird phenomenon)

Body:

For the longest time, I tried to force myself to go out and approach every Friday and Saturday even if I was in a bad mood.

And surprise, surprise, it almost never turned out well. These were the days I’d go out and get rejected 10X in a row.

These were the days my brain felt slow as fuck, like there was a dense fog inside making me take twice as long to come up with things to say...

I had two possible choices. Either “listen to my body” and stop going out on days I felt like shit, or find some way to FORCE myself to feel good when I go out.

I’m a stupidly stubborn person so I chose to find a way to force myself to be happy. Lol.

The first thing I tried was just going out for runs in the local park because I heard that cardio releases feel good endorphins. I also figured being surrounded by Nature couldn’t hurt.

Maybe this works for some people but I couldn’t stand just walking or running around with no purpose other than to feel good.

I mean, it was worth a shot but obviously I wasn’t going to walk my way to happiness...

But I wasn’t about to give up... And the second thing I tried was meditation. It’s recommended so much on here, I had to give it a shot right?

So I tried clearing my mind of all thoughts, both positive and negative. Being present to the moment. Bringing all my focus to my own breath entering and leaving my nostrils...

Some days, I meditated for a full hour before going out to approach or picking up the phone and making an important sales call.

And this actually worked! Without fail, every time I meditated for an hour before making an important call or going out to approach girls, I’d always be on point in my conversations. Always be in a good mood.

The problem is, this strategy just took too damn long to execute... I tried meditating for shorter time periods (15 min or less) but found I didn’t get the same happiness boost as longer periods of meditation.

And as everyone knows, certain important calls... you just don’t have any time to prepare for. You have to be in a great mood. You have to be on point with less than 5 minutes to prepare.

So for the longest time, I was just stuck with the mindset that if I didn’t meditate for at least half an hour before an important meeting or date, it was doomed from the start...

And it continued that way until I took a trip to Miami with a friend.

All of a sudden, I felt great every single day. I couldn’t even explain why.

I mean, I’ve been on vacations before but never consistently felt great like this, so it can’t just be the change in scenery.

I put some pieces together from some reading I’ve done in the past to make the conclusion that our mood has a lot to do with the sunlight.

It’s why people find it almost impossible to be in a bad mood on a beach in the Bahamas.

It’s also why countries like Norway or Sweden have such high rates of depression - and even worse suicide - despite having extremely high living standards. People just don’t get enough sunlight there.

So naturally, my first instinct was to try taking Vitamin D supplements. After all, Sunlight = stimulates Vitamin D production right? Herpy derp derp derp!

Useless. Didn’t notice a single noticeable change in mood from daily Vitamin D supplementation of 2000 IU a day. Tried raising the dose to 4000 IU a day, still nothing. Maybe 6000 IU? Still no effect...

Instead, I found a rather unconventional solution. Using your imagination to visualize the Warm Sunlight around you.

You should give this a shot right now.

Imagine that there’s a ball of warm, orange light all around your head. The light feels so warm on your face, and you can barely keep your eyes open because the sunlight is so bright!

And... if you did this correctly, you should instantly feel great.

Congratulations, you are no longer a slave to your emotions. You can choose to be in a good mood whenever you want,

Lessons Learned:

The true beauty of this Orange Ball of Light technique is that it barely takes 10 seconds to implement.

But every time I do it before I approach, I’m instantly happy, chill, relaxed, as if I was sunbathing on a beach in Miami without a care in the world.

I’ve tried looking up scientific literature about why this works but couldn’t really find anything definitive.

Maybe it works by tapping into the collective conscience of Western Civilization in associating Sunny Beaches with good vibes and relaxation...

Maybe since Einstein proved that at the fundamental level, we’re all just highly condensed energy, doing this orange ball of light technique raises your energy levels.

The important thing is it doesn’t really matter why it works.

All you need to know is that it is indeed possible to be in a great mood whenever you want.

Hope you have a great day!


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Title How To Consistently Be In A Great Mood When You Go Out
Author ForeverKarlMalone
Upvotes 751
Comments 102
Date 19 January 2021 04:38 PM UTC (2 months ago)
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[–]MEpicLevelCheater[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (4 children) | Copy

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[–]FreeRadical5177 points178 points  (3 children) | Copy

What the hell is this trickery... It actually seems to work.

[–]Endorsed ContributorForeverKarlMalone[S] 33 points34 points  (1 child) | Copy

Glad it worked for you too!

[–]mamaknulare109 points110 points  (5 children) | Copy

As someone from Sweden I can confirm. I am high on life during the summers and depressed during winter. Gonna try this tomorrow when I meditate.

[–]Proto_Sigma31 points32 points  (4 children) | Copy

Ah, good old Seasonal Affective Disorder.

As bad as most scientists are at naming things. I have to admit the acronym SAD is on point.

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[–]actusTragicus4 points5 points  (2 children) | Copy

You can come to the south, it's more sunny and great. Spain, Portugal, Italy are good choices bro.

[–]CorrettoSambuca0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Don't move to Italy.

I'm italian, and i want to move to Sweden...

[–]AllocNeighley0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Swedish food pretty boring. But that's just me

[–]iTAMEi93 points94 points  (6 children) | Copy

FYI this is a legit meditation technique - it’s taught on headspace

[–]EmirSc11 points12 points  (1 child) | Copy

glad netflix have the series now, always loved headspace but to pricey

[–]Stoicism05 points6 points  (1 child) | Copy

Which episode? is there a link to a youtube vid?

[–]iTAMEi2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Idk man I learnt about it following one of the courses on the app a few years ago - search headspace visualisation or something

[–]BrownGummyBear3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

I was gonna say this, I learned this technique from headspace myself

[–]Abadhon124 points125 points  (3 children) | Copy

So basically put your head in a microwave

[–]RP_utiliser65 points66 points  (0 children) | Copy

Biggest takeaway from 2021 TRP posts 🙏🏼

[–]MarvelousWhale12 points13 points  (0 children) | Copy

No it's easier to take a warm bath to simulate the warmth of the sun and drop the microwave in with you

[–]docent343448 points49 points  (3 children) | Copy

I do something I would call "movement conditioning."

I literally tell myself, "When I do this movement, I am happy. Fulfilled. Ready to go."

By accumulating that day by day, implementing that each day, my mind started to be conditioned to that movement. When I do the move, I try to connect that movement with positive emotions I want to feel.

I literally raise hands like Rocky and I have my "mojo" back.

Rocky is my move.

Try to condition your brain to follow yours.

[–]Endorsed ContributorForeverKarlMalone[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks for the tip will give it a shot

[–]TheSnootles32 points33 points  (0 children) | Copy

I don’t even know if I did it right but it worked

[–]pdcpa27 points28 points  (3 children) | Copy

that’s basically what “magick” is — can’t explain really how it works, but creativity together with visualizations and positive intents... actually works.

[–]Endorsed ContributorForeverKarlMalone[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child) | Copy

Could you go into more detail? Would love to learn more thanks

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

High Magick by Damien Echols is a great place for anyone interested in magick to start.

[–]mgldi24 points25 points  (8 children) | Copy

A little note for the Vitamin D consumption. I fully support every human getting their Vitamin D levels checked to see if they are deficient. It is an absolute game changer for feeling sluggish and out of it all day even if you are getting good sleep, eating, exercising etc.

Your body may not absorb the vitamin well with standard CVS/OTC pills. You should consider liquid Vitamin D drops. Worked like a charm for me as it turns out the pills just weren’t absorbing.

[–]Endorsed ContributorForeverKarlMalone[S] 2 points3 points  (7 children) | Copy

Cool, thanks for the tip. Yeah I did tablets not drops. I’ll give drops a shot to see if it makes any difference

[–]mgldi1 point2 points  (6 children) | Copy

Yeah please let me know I’m interested to see if others see positive results as well. It also can help with libido and/or sex drive as well so it’s worth a shot in those aspects as wel

[–]Endorsed ContributorForeverKarlMalone[S] 1 point2 points  (5 children) | Copy

About to buy now. Is the Kirkland Signature (Costco) brand good enough for Vitamin D drops or would you recommend another brand?

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[–]HasCookies1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

A few questions:

  1. Do you recommend softgels or liquid for D3?
  2. Do you recommend softgels or liquid for K2?
  3. What dosage do you take for K2?

[–]mgldi1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah like the guy said above, it’s all about D3.

https://ehealthpro.com/products/hi-po-emulsi-d3-1-oz-liquid

This is the stuff Ive been taking for a year now. My mother is a nutritionist and has partnerships with the brand. PM me if you want more details bout it

I know it may seem weird me pushing like this but I just remember being in the same position you were wondering why the hell I feel like shit all day. This was a life changer and so simple at the same time.

I would suggest going to get a blood test to see your level currently. If it’s under 35 then you’re deficient.

I was at 29, took 3 drops of this a day for 5 months and I upped it to 65. Everyone is different though, and you can get the shakes if you overdo it (one drop is 2000 IU), so start out with 1-2 drops for a week or 2 and see if you notice a difference.

[–]awihsoj20 points21 points  (1 child) | Copy

Its scary how powerful intention and visualization are.

[–]yellowliar14 points15 points  (0 children) | Copy

Everything is love and vibration brother

[–]fenderbr038 points39 points  (0 children) | Copy

man this is the shit I come to this sub for. Not “how to text like an alpha”

[–]No-One-Nos13 points14 points  (1 child) | Copy

What the fuck? I legit started smiling?

[–]5ItsDantesWorld11 points12 points  (1 child) | Copy

Awesome post. Thank you.

To take it a step further, hold your palms open in front of you and visualize warm, dancing flames in the palms of your hand. Use it to "energize" the warm energy around you.

I literally feel shivers when I do this. I imagine a divine warm light shining down on me however a Super Saiyan fireball might also work too lol!

[–]Endorsed ContributorForeverKarlMalone[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Awesome stuff man. Appreciate it

[–]DareyFathom26 points27 points  (0 children) | Copy

For some reason though, your lifts don’t suffer at all from being tired or in a bad mood. Anyone who’s been lifting for a while knows this weird phenomenon.

Idk about a bad mood, but sleep deprivation is very detrimental to strength training. Less so for cardio. Anecdotally, my sleep directly affects my mood and I'd expect most others to be the same.

[–]armenian_UwUcide9 points10 points  (0 children) | Copy

I’ve found active imagination can actually set your mood/pace. For example, if I’m in my work grind and it’s time to haul some ass, I put active imagination into what “beast mode” would look like in some magic world - envisioning myself as some sort of werewolf or whatever. Not sure how, but it definitely helps fuel the mania just a bit. I guess this is exactly on par with that level of thinking.

Never underestimate the power of active imagination.

[–]cali3232317 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks OP, this is a nice trick.

To add, running is good for building your heart muscle which in turn allows your body to function better and make you feel better. I run 4 miles every weekday and it helps.

Also, neglecting socializing I’ve noticed also causes a decrease in happiness. Hit up a friend, or go out at least once a week. Even if your introverted.

Have you ever talked to a friend and suddenly had plenty of energy? This is the power of socializing. I’m introverted but I enjoy talking to people.

Lifting - enough said.

For me, “motivation” is the hunt. the hunt of beating my time during the 4 mile run. The hunt of making a friend with a stranger. The hunt of accomplishing a financial goal.

Sure the results are great but the struggle of the hunt multiplies the happiness I get when I complete it.

An easy way to see this in action is cold showers. Take one in the morning and see how you feel after.

[–]lkarlatopoulos7 points8 points  (1 child) | Copy

This is actually really well known in science.

This has to do with your circadian rhythm being set up by sunlight. Your eyes have cells that are literally designed for detecting light. As soon as your body notices that it is daytime, it triggers responses to wake you up, basically preparing you for the day.

If you want to maximize the benefit of this, wake up when the sun is coming up and look at it (not directly) and do the same thing when the sun is setting, don't look at it through a window. The first action is priming your body to be sleepy ~16 hours later, and the second is to protect yourself from light late in the night. You should definitely not look at bright lights in the night, particularly large overhead lights, but instead, use lights low in your field of view.

All of what I said is being extensively talked about by a neuroscientist called Andrew Huberman, you should check him out: https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab/

He does podcasts too: https://www.youtube.com/c/AndrewHubermanLab

EDIT: Actually, I got introduced to the topic by him. Not to mention that, if I'm not mistaken, he is researching most of this.

[–]Endorsed ContributorLastRevision6 points7 points  (2 children) | Copy

Best bit of new content I've seen on this board in a while! Nice job!

[–]Endorsed ContributorForeverKarlMalone[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Thanks so much man huge fan of your work

[–]Endorsed ContributorLastRevision0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

No, thank you. Always so flattering to hear- greatly appreciated.

[–]revrev44055 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

Some of the law of attraction people use that glowing warm feeling to manifest and put themselves in a good mood for meditating

[–]BarcaLiverpool2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

The mind is a very powerful tool. Great post OP

[–]NolanWillson4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

This is life changing advice, honestly. You’ve given us the ability to change our mood and mental for the better! Thank you

[–]Independentu4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Good post. As someone living in Finland this struck a chord with me. I bet this is why people did Bible reading to improve mood as well. You imagine the hot sunny desert where those stories take place.

[–]daddyenrique3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

This is some fucking sorcery lmao. Good shit OP.

[–]FrankZane952 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

I felt incredibly energetic, that's weird

[–]Protocol_Apollo2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

The mind creates its own reality.

[–]mikesteane2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

since Einstein proved that at the fundamental level, we’re all just highly condensed energy

I'm not sure he did anything of the sort.

[–]koreanspicygarlicfan2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

This is the type of content I come here for. This community is the best

[–]hans11935 points6 points  (1 child) | Copy

riding a 3 drink buzz is a perfectly fine strategy

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[–]JameisBong0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I felt it, fuck you OP you're a genius.

[–]InspirationO1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Wow, felt awesome immediately.

Thank You!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

You might like going into chakra work. It's basically pairing visualization with emotional states that are correlated with different parts of the body. As long as one frames it as a visualization technique you don't really need to go deep into the philosophy behind it, although I definitely do.

[–]Red_Cat691 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Oh wow, first time I hear this, thanks for sharing man!

[–]marindrew1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Guys, I’ve recently found out abou Wim Hof breathing techniques (watch his youtube vids).

Free mood engancement (without drugs or nootropics) - finish your shower with 30 seconds of cold showering. I do it daily and it gives me huge energy boost.

When doing this routine, one thing that helps staying in cold is the way you breathe. Try having long inhale and long exhale(lasting 5-8 seconds each). Also, you should breathe from your stomoch, not lungs.

Hope that helps

[–]Zsaqwes71 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Any experience with light therapy?

[–]BigBoiBahmani1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Learn to meditate properly it doesn't take more that 10-15 minutes. Go on The Art Of Living webiste or their app and try doing a few of their guided meditations they are very great.

[–]anyJose2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

This is helpful since I’m currently struggling with anxiety due to being ugly.

[–]justh0nest3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Its even funnier when you realize this sub is quarantined with hilarious posts like this at the top.

[–]Jowemaha5 points6 points  (5 children) | Copy

I'll tell you why it works -- the ball of light you are visualizing is God. And you are welcoming him in.

[–]Endorsed ContributorForeverKarlMalone[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy

Interesting. Never heard that take before but definitely an interesting idea

[–]UnbreakableButts10 points11 points  (3 children) | Copy

Yes let's downvote the religious guy because being a nihilistic atheistic is so cool and meaningful.

[–]1chopping_livers2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy

It has nothing to do with religion, but the practicality of concept instead.

Part extreme-ownership, part science experiments.

No need to mix science and religion here, since they each answer a different question. One - how, the other - why.

TRP is widely perceived as a praxeology (among it's practitioners).

[–]Highroller42423 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy

Actually, this is a concept that science can't provide as meaningful or as practical an explanation for as religion can. I find myself using religious models to explain most all my deep thoughts now even though I have no belief in any religious texts, they provide a good frame and model for understanding the world around us in ways that lead to positive action and happiness.

I could poke holes in all the scientific theories here that people have put forward without questioning them (because I have some prior knowledge on the subject). They are just models and if you follow any scientific field for a decade, you see most the models proved wrong eventually and replaced by newer better ones. It often turns out that people are too clever for their own good and come back full circle to doing what the religious frame told them, now hopelessly behind the person who stuck with his faith in the face of science because his gut told him he was right.

[–]1chopping_livers0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

So we should all turn to god?

[–]sickam0r3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

I was really waiting for you to sniff a line of coke or addy or something. That probably works a hell of a lot better.

On a serious note, why not just stand in the sun instead if imagining it? Sure you would need to imagine it on a rainy or cloudy day but you can def get away with just actually standing in the sun most days depending on where you live right?

[–]BloodyMartians0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

OP, I hope you don't mind. I reformatted your post for legibility.

How To Consistently Be In A Great Mood When You Go Out

Does it ever feel like you can only have great conversations with people when you’re in a good mood? For some reason if you wake up feeling great, the rest of the day magically opens up, jokes come naturally, abundance mentality flows freely. It doesn’t feel like you even have to try that hard to be a charming, witty bastard, but what happens if you didn’t get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling horrible? Well, here comes the pain. Every conversation feels like a chore and people don’t react to you the way they would when you’re in a good mood. Girls start putting up resistance right away and you can barely even pass shit tests anymore, your brain feels 2X slower. You just want to be left alone. You want to take naps to try to “rescue” the day. You practically have to slap yourself across the face to even work up enough motivation to drag your grumpy ass to the gym. (For some reason though, your lifts don’t suffer at all from being tired or in a bad mood. Anyone who’s been lifting for a while knows this weird phenomenon)

For the longest time, I tried to force myself to go out and approach every Friday and Saturday even if I was in a bad mood and surprise, surprise, it almost never turned out well. These were the days I’d go out and get rejected 10X in a row. These were the days my brain felt slow as fuck, like there was a dense fog inside making me take twice as long to come up with things to say. I had two possible choices, either “listen to my body” and stop going out on days I felt like shit, or find some way to FORCE myself to feel good when I go out. I’m a stupidly stubborn person so I chose to find a way to force myself to be happy. The first thing I tried was just going out for runs in the local park because I heard that cardio releases feel good endorphins. I also figured being surrounded by Nature couldn’t hurt. Maybe this works for some people but I couldn’t stand just walking or running around with no purpose other than to feel good. I mean, it was worth a shot but obviously I wasn’t going to walk my way to happiness.

But I wasn’t about to give up, and the second thing I tried was meditation. It’s recommended so much on here, I had to give it a shot right? So I tried clearing my mind of all thoughts, both positive and negative. Being present to the moment. Bringing all my focus to my own breath entering and leaving my nostrils. Some days, I meditated for a full hour before going out to approach or picking up the phone and making an important sales call, and this actually worked! Without fail, every time I meditated for an hour before making an important call or going out to approach girls, I’d always be on point in my conversations. Always be in a good mood. The problem is, this strategy just took too damn long to execute. I tried meditating for shorter time periods (15 min or less) but found I didn’t get the same happiness boost as longer periods of meditation. And as everyone knows, with certain important calls you just don’t have any time to prepare. You have to be in a great mood. You have to be on point with less than 5 minutes to prepare.

So for the longest time, I was just stuck with the mindset that if I didn’t meditate for at least half an hour before an important meeting or date, it was doomed from the start and it continued that way until I took a trip to Miami with a friend. All of a sudden I felt great every single day and I couldn’t even explain why. I mean, I’ve been on vacations before but never consistently felt great like this, so it can’t just be the change in scenery. I put some pieces together from some reading I’ve done in the past to make the conclusion that our mood has a lot to do with the sunlight. It’s why people find it almost impossible to be in a bad mood on a beach in the Bahamas. It’s also why countries like Norway or Sweden have such high rates of depression - and even worse suicide - despite having extremely high living standards. People just don’t get enough sunlight there.

So naturally, my first instinct was to try taking Vitamin D supplements. After all, Sunlight = stimulates Vitamin D production right? Herpy derp derp derp! Useless. Didn’t notice a single noticeable change in mood from daily Vitamin D supplementation of 2000 IU a day. Tried raising the dose to 4000 IU a day, still nothing. Maybe 6000 IU? Still no effect. Instead, I found a rather unconventional solution. Using your imagination to visualize the Warm Sunlight around you.

You should give this a shot right now.

Imagine that there’s a ball of warm, orange light all around your head. The light feels so warm on your face, and you can barely keep your eyes open because the sunlight is so bright! If you did this correctly, you should instantly feel great. Congratulations, you are no longer a slave to your emotions. You can choose to be in a good mood whenever you want.

Lessons Learned:

The true beauty of this Orange Ball of Light technique is that it barely takes 10 seconds to implement, but every time I do it before I approach, I’m instantly happy, chill, relaxed, as if I was sunbathing on a beach in Miami without a care in the world. I’ve tried looking up scientific literature about why this works but couldn’t really find anything definitive. Maybe it works by tapping into the collective conscience of Western Civilization in associating Sunny Beaches with good vibes and relaxation. Maybe since Einstein proved that at the fundamental level, we’re all just highly condensed energy, doing this orange ball of light technique raises your energy levels. The important thing is it doesn’t really matter why it works. All you need to know is that it is indeed possible to be in a great mood whenever you want.

Hope you have a great day!

[–]dynospectrum70 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Sounds like the meditation from headspace that has you picturing a warm flow of sunshine going directly into your head.

[–]bearholdingbeer0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

can you elaborate on meditation part? what is it about? sitting down, eyes closed a only being focused on breathing..?

[–]Endorsed ContributorForeverKarlMalone[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Sitting down with your spine straight. Eyes closed. Bringing your awareness only to your breathing. Eliminate all thought from your mind for as long as possible. If a random thought comes out, focus on breathing again. Do this for an hour. Goal is to think of nothing at all for an hour.

[–]EmirSc0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

basically rising your KI over 9000, love it.

[–]sandesh2k170 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Very Interesting, but for me Vitamin D seems to be helping a lot during the Canadian sunlight-less winters. I feel more motivated and energetic as well. Your trick might be great to use in conjunction with Mediation, Imagining sitting under bright sun in a beach.

[–]Misterospice0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

This is very relatable try also meditating for 30 mins before you sleep like an hour or two before you go to bed you will get quality of sleep and be in a great mood the next day.

[–]le_artistic_madlad0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Still depressed but thank you.

[–]7udgerKresnik0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I'm photophobia and i hate sun light so this is not gonna work with me.

[–]MasterMarksmanGD0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Great post! I should give this a try.

[–]Don_Draper270 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

OP, if you want to learn more about the "why" of visualization, check out "The Charisma Myth".

It teaches you how to boost your charisma / vibration / frame before a meeting and also what to do if you're in a low frame mid-meeting.

Also, before I have a meeting for work I do 5 minutes of "bioenergetic" stretching. It helps loosen me up and have a quick boost of energy.

[–]inbredostrptw0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Shit actually helps. Good shit op. I’ll add that vitamin d, cold showers, 20 min naps before I go out, and 10-20 min of meditation tend to help me. Especially cold showers before I go out, just gives me a boost of energy.

[–]_g4n3sh_0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thank you for sharing this. People do not know how much power they can command just with their minds.

I use this same method to prevent diseases and cure wounds I may incur, and alas, I'm healthy and have not been sick for more years than half my entire life now.

[–]hiaf0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

This actually worked for me, thanks man solid advice!

[–]Lazer_70 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Congrats my friend what you just found out is "constructive imagination". I would strongly recommend everyone to read "release your brakes" if you wanna know more about this. (this is the best book I have read in my entire life and everyone in the world should read it but read it at least 10 times to fully understand it, also there is an audio book version on yt. 2x speed and in 3,5h you are done)

"When I am under pressure in my job, family, social activities, or sports, I focus my attention on the rewards of outstanding successful performance. I think about what I want to have happened and how good it will feel when it does. " A quote from the book

The important part is the FEEL aspect.

Try it, for whatever you want, approaching a girl, business tasks, public speaking, cold calling/sales call, workouts etc. whatever you feel a negative emotion towards to. It's pure magic.

[–]yung_gravy10 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Very late to this thread with something to add: you are absolutely right about the sunlight thing. Obviously nothing is as instant as this mental trick but sometimes if it’s winter or you live somewhere that it’s not sunny, you almost forget what it’s like. Or atleast the effect doesnt feel as strong. To combat this I recommend hitting a tanning bed. If you have a Planet Fitness black card (cuck gym, I know, but the value is amazing for $22/month), they have tanning booths you can access once every 24hrs. That’s the cheapest way I know to tan other than in the actual sunlight. Most dedicated tanning shops can hit the double-digit dollar amount per visit to tan.

The mood affection is totally real science. This next part is total placebo-effect pseudoscience, but I swear that hopping in the tanning booth after a good lifting session helps regenerate muscles quicker, and results in less soreness/soreness being gone quicker.

[–]3ss30 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Try vitamin D drops as well. I coincidentally started taking them before I saw this post and I couldn’t agree with you more on how important it is. The pills didn’t work for me either but the drops had an extremely beneficial effect to my mood and energy right away.

[–]1sezamus0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Everytime I feel depressed I remind myself my vacations in Mallorca. It is my happy place.

[–]IncorrigibleLee86-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

um, what? No wonder you seem to have trouble.

You need to see a therapist for that. You can't let shit drag you down & keep you down{ learned that from my extensive gambling problem }. When something knocks me down, I make a plan to get back up & just work the plan; don't over think it.

[–]buttgoogler-3 points-2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Short answer is: you can't and you won't.

Trying to improve mentally and always have good time is a great ambition, but you won't be able to be 100% happy and in-the-zone EVERY TIME.

[–]zino1931 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

If someone didn't ever know happiness - this seems to be enough.



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