10 Things that make me feel good
1.) Successful Compilation : When a program on which I’ve spent more than one hour compiles successfully it gives me immense pleasure. I hate debugging my code. Sometimes I prefer starting from scratch than debugging the code. It’s maybe cause of my messy coding habits like not using code comments and cramming code into one line (to reduce LOC and yes! I use KLOC as an effort matrix).
2.) Sleeping :
Who doesn’t feel good after a long nap of 8-10 hours? At times i can even sleep for 20 hours straight. Sleeping is an activity which you can do anyplace.We do it in class, we do it in buses, heck, we sometime do it in the loo too… Zzzzz…
3.) New Releases : Be it softwares/ games or movies – new always feels good. Do you remember how you were up all night when last Harry Potter book was going to release or when you got your hands on that Google+ invite, how much good it felt to finally try something new? New Feels Good, FullStop!
4.) TV shows : How I met your mother, The Big bang Theory, Raising Hope, , Breaking Bad, Mentalist, Glee or Friends. These TV shows create a world of their own. Ever had discussion with a friend that how you are more like Sheldon (Yo! Aditya, you reading this?) or when will Ted finally meet THE GIRL? You know we all debated over it. Watching these shows gives me a temporary escape from my hectic life. Watching them makes me feel good!
5.) Alternative Rock : Yellowcard, Linkin Park, Hoobastank, All American Rejects or Greenday… These are the gods of modern Alt Rock scene. Music soothes my soul, it inspires me. The lyrics have a lesson in each line. Music makes me feel good.
6.) Talking to friends :I am sort of an introvert when it comes to initiating conversations but i love gossiping with my friends. Whoever said men don’t gossip was a fool. Men do gossip except the topics change rapidly. One minute we are talking about last match between ManU and Chelsea the next we are discussing Demi Moore’s new photos (BTW you gotta check out the photos she posted yesterday on twitter.. it’s booyah!). Talking to friends makes me feel good.
7.) Looking at old pictures :
Leafing through my school yearbook & old family albums & laughing at my hairstyle, posture, dressing & face. Some of it is embarrassing alright; but then, that is how I started & then reached to being who or what I’m today. My personal growth & the journey of finding my own bearings, in this big, big world, fills me with joy & a sense of accomplishment..
8.) Learning something new : Someone told me once “Losers count the days, winners make the days count”. Each day I try to learn something new. A new word, a new trick to get that buggy software running, a new way to write some code. Sometimes I learn small things, sometimes life teaches me big things. It makes me realize that it’s the journey that matters, not the end. Learning helps me stay ahead, learning keeps me from falling and when I do fall, learning helps me stand up. Learning makes me feel good.
When i help someone and he/she shows appreciation, it makes me feel good. Knowing that I matter for someone other than myself makes me feel good. At the same time when someone helps me, it feels good, that they think I’m worth helping.
10.) Discussions with my father : My father is my best friend. I never needed to hide anything from him. We talk everything, from movies to business. Sometimes I just sit there in front of him and he can deduce what i am thinking. We talk about 1 hour on phone daily (which is 95% of my phone time). I am an atheist, but if there is a God, for me, he is in my father. Being with my dad makes me feel good.
What makes you feel good?