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A Positive High!

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by Deeishere, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Deeishere

    Deeishere Active Contributor

    I don’t know have you experience this but a positive high for me is accomplishment. When I make the right choice and not do something that is not good for my body. When I set goals and complete them and when I put on clothes that are no longer tight! All of the above are positive highs. Yes it’s not easy but what a joy it is to make the right choices and see the results. :):cool::cool:
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  2. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    I agree that accomplishing goals can give you a positive high. Doing things that are good for you can make you feel great. This is a really good way to go about getting the best out of life. The feeling of accomplishment gives you pleasure but also pays of in more ways than one. Great post thanks for sharing.
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  3. DancingLady

    DancingLady Community Champion

    That's a great way to look at it. We can freely enjoy those kind of highs, the happy feelings are totally well deserved. It helps with keeping on the right track and making achieving the next goal even more desirable, because you know how good it's going to feel to get there.
  4. ZXD22

    ZXD22 Senior Contributor

    Very nice! Whenever I accomplish goals I also gain a very positive high. It's a good way to look at it as DancingLady had mentioned yes.
  5. djolem

    djolem Senior Contributor

    I have positive high on many things but mostly when I use my hands and creating stuff. I just get away to my work shop and I make things from all kinds of material. Unfortunately I have no time for this and I would even like to do it for living but it is hard to start things like this in Serbia. However, the idea in my head and the preparation of materials and tools, the final touch, the ornaments and the product in the end all together give me a great positive high. I usually make toys for my nephew and his reaction is even better high.
  6. SashaS

    SashaS Community Champion

    I usually get this weird positive high whenever I hear my wife turn on the kettle to make coffee. Its strange because I'm not exactly addicted to coffee or anything, I do enjoy it once per day but never more than that. I also get a positive high when being with friends and doing cool stuff with them. Listening to music always gives me a positive high, especially the more high energy music like EDM. We all have our way of getting a positive high and as long as its from a good and safe thing, why not!
  7. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    Oh yes, I got that when I was losing weight after being overweight after a couple year, now it's all the opposite. But it felt great to pass all my exams last year :) Nothing feels better than those small accomplishments. I was actually reading the other day that a series of small accomplishments taking place often enough are more satisfying and fulfilling that big accomplishments taking place very sporadically.
  8. darkrebelchild

    darkrebelchild Community Champion

    I love the way you @Deeishere termed it 'a positive high'. I really do love this feeling of achieving something and meeting goals. Nothing else makes me feel like a super hero than these and now I can term it the way you have.

    Thanks for a great observation.
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  9. Novelangel

    Novelangel Active Contributor

    Oh yeah. There's just nothing like finally accomplishing the goal you've set for yourself. Whether you get there fast or slow, it doesn't matter, you get that same feeling of satisfaction, which is the best kind of high there is. Actually, I think sometimes we get even more satisfaction out of it when there has been a struggle along the way, particularly when you are discouraged enough to give up but you want to give it just one more shot. :)
  10. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Community Champion

    I totally agree with you - nothing beats accomplishing goals. Starting my own business soon after I started recovering from my MDMA addiction was one of the best things I did in my life. I learned a lot about responsibility, especially in regards to setting and achieving those goals. The high that I felt and the good it did to my self-esteem is priceless.
  11. morgoodie

    morgoodie Senior Contributor

    I have experienced this sort of "high" also when I have accomplished something that I have been working on for a long time. I also feel it when I do something that goes against my anxiety and prove to myself that I can do new things and get through them without a catastrophe happening. I love the feeling and wish that it would last longer but I enjoy it while it happens and look forward to the feeling again when I accomplish something else.
  12. explorerx7

    explorerx7 Senior Contributor

    I have experienced this feeling before. This is the type of feeling that you would get when, for instance, you got the desired results for a critical exam. You get this wonderful feeling of euphoria, which places you in a different world for a little while. If this kind of high could be transported to drug users without them taking a drug then it would probably be of great help to the rehabilitation process.