The simplest tool for feeling good is the Flip: when we catch ourselves feeling bad, we deliberately generate a thought that feels better. Another version of this tool is the Pre-Flip. Here’s how it works.
First, we select something that we truly enjoy, appreciate, or love about ourselves or the world. Then we go about our lives. When we next catch ourselves feeling bad, we immediately recall and flip to that something we had selected. The Pre-Flip is a very fast way to feel better.
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PS: Our selected something can go stale, lose its impact over time. To keep it fresh, we can pick a new something once per day, once per week, or as needed.