take off your shoes and socks.
Then feel the grass.
Sure the tactile stimulation feels good but it also takes your mind to a different place and at least temporarily leaves a lot of emotional clutter behind. It won’t have the desired impact if you keep thinking about your latest source of frustration or your to-do list. Think about your feet, the grass and keep doing it until the sock marks disappear.
Negative emotions build-up and can have a lingering effect. In her book, Positivity, leading positive psychololgist, Barbara Fredrickson, recommends shooting for 3 positive emotional triggers for ever negative experience. Pass the 3-to-1 tipping point and you are on your way to not only feeling better but making your mind more open and receptive.