You do a bunch of everyday things that you enjoy. But most of the time you don’t even realize you’re doing them. Sometimes they're things that just feel nice. And sometimes they're things that are just a little bit naughty. So we’re going to point out some of these oddly satisfying things you do that also bring a smile to your face and keep you from going crazy...
There are two great loves in our lives; being wirelessly connected and free stuff. Thankfully, we can combine both. How hard can it be to guess a neighbor’s Wi-Fi password? Let's face it. It's probably a hybrid between their dog's name and their son's birthday. You might have to chat them up a bit to figure it out. But once you’ve done it, you can surf the web without paying a dime.
Calling In Sick When You’re SO Not
Most of us have called in to work sick at least once, and that’s okay. You haven’t missed a single day since you started working. You owe it to yourself to take a break if you're feeling under the weather. But nothing tastes as good as ordering pizza and binging on Netflix while your co-workers suffer because you called in fake-sick and you're loving every minute of it.
Popping Zits Just Because
There’s something that feels disgustingly satisfying about popping a pimple. For some yucky yet unexplained reason, getting rid of that bad boy makes us feel accomplished. It’s why some people like to stand in the mirror for hours on end and squeeze their souls out until there's nothing left. Gross? A little bit. Completely satisfying? You bet.
Running A Yellow Light
You know you shouldn’t, but a part of you just can’t help it. You see the light turning yellow, and you decide to floor it. You might be taking your life into your hands, but there’s something oddly satisfying about taking a risk.
Peeing With The Door Open
There’s something so liberating about doing your business with your pants down around your ankles and your bathroom's door wide open. Maybe no one’s at home or maybe they are, but you don’t care. You’re the Queen or King of the house and this is your throne.
Taking Your Bra Off When You Get Home
There's nothing yummier than letting your girls hang freely again. It doesn’t matter how great or how bad your day has been, there comes a point in the evening when you just want to snap that tight band and let them breathe.
Fill The Gas Tank To Exactly $20
Maybe yo're totally OCD about things, or maybe all you have is $20 in your pocket. Whatever your reason is, there’s something empowering about being in control of that freaking pump when you get it to $20 and not a penny more.
Eavesdropping On A Conversation
Let them call you nosy, gossip queen, and all sorts of names. It they like to spill the tea in front of a crowd, then they can't really be that surprised when people start eavsdropping, trying to figure out what their drama is all about. It's human nature! Curiosity gets the best of us, even those who'd never fess up to loving gossip as much as the next person.
Having No New Work-Related Emails On Your Inbox
It sounds positively nuts, but it can be so rewarding when you check your work e-mail and find that your inbox is empty. There’s no greater feeling than knowing you’ve met all your deadlines, and your boss hasn’t sent you packing. There are no edit requests, no post-meeting emails, no new assignments. For a while, it feels like you're all caught up and free. Plus, an empty inbox means everyone’s happy and you can go home and rest.
Enjoying That First Cup Of Coffee
There’s something about that first cup of coffee that makes you wake right up. It travels through the air. You breathe the aroma through your nose, and just like that, you’re wide awake and ready to start the day. But there's something even better than that first cup of joe in the morning...
Taking a Break At Work
Taking a little “me time” at work completely recharges you to the core. That 5 minute break ended up taking 15 minutes, but heck, you're only human after all. All you needed to do was recharge for a bit without the sound of people yapping all around you while you gost lost on Reddit.
Drinking A Beer After Work
Alcohol in moderation can reduce stress levels like crazy. Alright, so you absolutely shouldn't drink when you're driving, but once you get home and kick your shoes off, there's nothing better than grabbing a beer, popping the top off, and knocking one out to forget all about your crappy day.
You feel this tingling sensation when you feel a sneeze coming on. A part of you even looks forward to it. Then it happens! The muscles tension and pressure in your chest release, and your muscles start to relax. Then there’s those endorphins that stimulate the pleasure center of your brain. Ready for another one?
Smelling Clean Sheets
It sounds insane, but a lot of folks find a great deal of joy out of smelling clean sheets. Thank the detergent or the fabric softenerm though!They’re probably the reason you’re sniffing your sheets. Seriously, is there anything better than slipping into bed among clean-smelling sheets? Didn't think so.
Putting Your Feet Up
Elevating your legs after a stressful day makes you feel like all's right with the world. But did you know it can also prevent a blood clot from traveling to your lungs? That’s just another reason why taking a load off is oh-so relaxing.
Clear Your Inbox
Your inbox clutter has gotten to a critical point. You can’t even send or receive any e-mails anymore. So, you decide to clear your overfilled inbox, not just some e-mails, all of them!
Take Off Your Heels At Night
When you’ve been wearing a pair of stilettos all day and all night, taking your heels off when you get home can be a real rush! The tingling you feel as the blood flows back into your heels and toes is sheer ecstasy!
Reading Something Funny On Your Phone
The first thing you do when you get up in the morning is check your phone. Now some people read their e-mails, but others prefer to read a funny post, preferably scrolling through a bunch of memes that help kickstart the day on the right note.
Taking That First bite Out Of A Burger
The reason we eat junk food is because it makes us oh-so-freaking happy. But when you finally get your order after 5 excruciating minutes, there's nothing better than that first bite out of a burger. Heck. It almost feels like you can hear your palate singing "Hallelujah". And that just might be the case. Apparently, your body is releasing all sorts of feel-good chemicals that will make your burger tastes better with every bite.
When A Friend Tags You In A Hilarious Meme
Friendship is all about listening, giving, sharing...and tagging your friends on a funny meme. Some people base entire relationships on meme sharing, and seriously, is there anything better than waking up to a hilarious meme that is *so you*?
Find Out That The pizza You Ordered Has No Calories
Once you hit 30, you start watching your calorie-intake, or at least, you try to tell yourself you do. But when you find out that the pizza you ordered has almost no carbs or calories, you feel like you’re on top of the world. Now if only you could avoid eating like a pig every weekend, you'd be able to look somewhat decent. Why is food so freaking delicious?
Emptying The Freaking Sink
Some of the oddly satisfying things you do everyday may involve cleaning those nasty dishes that have been piling up in the kitchen sink for days. But maybe when you’re done with that, you’ll feel like making this next thing.
Making The Bed
Most of the time, you don’t even bother making your bed, but when you start doing it regularly, boy oh boy, do you feel like an adult! Best of all, you can come home to a clean bed the way you use to when you were a kid.
Removing Your Makeup At Night
The oddly satisfying things you do everyday can seriously make life worth living. Perhaps, only a fool would spend $100 on a lipstick, but every time you wear it, you feel like a superstar. Still, one thing all makeup-fans can agree on is that there’s nothing more annoying than removing your makeup after a long day. But once you do it, you feel like a fresh-faced queen (or king!) with glowing skin.
Finding A New Exciting Show On Netflix
When you’re all done watching your favorite shows and there are no new episodes until next year you feel kind of lost. So, you’re forced to browse around. Then, all of a sudden, you find a show that you never even knew existed. But a part of you is upset at Netflix for not suggesting it sooner.
Mowing The Lawn And Smelling The Grass
There’s nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass, especially early in the morning. It gives you the best feeling in the world. Alright, so you don’t do this every day. But when you do it every two weeks or so, you feel like you’re in control of your life, and it’s almost therapeutic.
Taking A Walk
Take a walk to clear your head. Not only is it good for your mental health, but it’s great for your physical health too. It keeps your blood flowing, improves your mood, and fills your Vitamin D quota in the process. But if you’re feeling bold, try earthing...
Walking Barefoot (Aka, Earthing!)
Earthing, or walking barefoot, has a number of advantages like improving sleep, reducing inflammation, and increasing antioxidants. So, find a sandy beach to walk on or take a barefoot stroll in your yard and embrace your inner hippie. But if you live in a hectic city surrounded by buildings and pavement, don't fret! You can just walk barefoot at home. Seriously, is there anything better than that?
Singing In The Shower
There's nothing better than singing your lungs out in the shower to that catchy song that just came out that you can't get out of your head, (hello, Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next”!) It allows you to feel free and destress as you let the inner pop star in you take center stage.
Trying A New Toothpaste
Just because you have to brush your teeth after every meal, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with it. There's nothing like buying a brand-new toothpaste that tastes surprisingly different. If you're looking to experiment, you could even buy one from the kids’ section. They always have some kind of fruity flavored toothpaste, and why should they get to have all the fun?
Stalking Someone On Social Media
Relax! It’s harmless social media sleuthing. It’s not like you’re planning on doing anything shady. Everyone stalks someone out of fascination, admiration or jealousy every now and then. Just remember that it's all fun and games until you accidentally liked one of their pics from three years ago. Busted!