Each of our five senses have a role to play in changing our moods. For instance, when I wake up early in the morning, I hate to hear the traffic outside....I live near a school and many insane (and possibly sleepy) parents like to blare their horn freely. That affects my mood so I shut all windows and doors when I wake up in the morning. I hate to, also, see people treating other people badly. I hate to see kids stranded. I hate to see dogs being run over. That affects me. On the other hand, I love to see greens and flowers. (Typical, I know!) And music affects me just as much. It's a well-known fact that music and sound, for that matter, can change your mood from 'Hallelujah' to 'WTF?' in a matter of a nanosecond. But what affects my mood the most is....smell and touch. That explains why I am obssessed with aromatherapy (July is my birthday, for your info! Hee hee hee....), perfume and softtener (yes, yes...the laundry one). I don't wash my clothes WITHOUT softener because it's like a crime to me! It's like walking out the door with only your undies on. How can one not fumigate their clothes every chance they get? I don't understand.... I can be in the best-est of moods but give me a smelly man (OK, OK, OK...or woman) walking past me in a hurry....and the world stops spinning. I get a sick feeling in my tummy and I can't even muster the smallest of smiles. That also explains why I fell in love with my past men based on the cologne they wear. No cologne, no siree.... :-) Yes, I am kidding but only to a certain extent. Well, as for touch, no need to say lah. I am actually quite a 'touchy' person (inside and outside) and love to be enveloped in a bone-crushing hug (only from selected people, ok? Not everyone, please, lest you feel the urge to lunge at me every time you see me) and I also love massages (free one, please feel free to offer....but above rule applies, I reserve the right to reject applicants. Ahem!). Which reminds me of times when I was offered massages from male objects in the past. Some in school with the teacher standing in the front, some from mere strangers and then some who think that they are close enough to me to offer. I don't know....(shiver). That is why when I am stressed out, I do the following:-
- Burner with my aromatherapy
- Soft piano or sax music in the background
- My massage oils
- My massage rollers
- Lotions, lotions upon lotions
Sigh.....now, THAT's how you change your mood from Tiu.N.S (cantonese) to Mow-tak-teng.