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4 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 28 November 2016 10:10AM

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Comment author: Gram_Stone 28 November 2016 03:39:02PM 4 points [-]

I've always really liked this idea. I already do the toothbrushing thing. Hygiene's a good category to pull from. A few others I use:

  • Feeling of cold air
  • Warmth of sunlight
  • Warmth of water, be it bathing, dishwashing, etc.
  • Smell of clean laundry
  • Smell of coffee/warm beverages
  • Feel of wearing freshly cleaned clothing
  • Feel of a fresh shave
  • I often have long hair, and notice that my hair actually starts to feel heavier the longer it goes unwashed, so, the lightness of freshly washed hair
Comment author: [deleted] 28 November 2016 05:53:35PM 3 points [-]

This, and: * seeing sudden patterns in random objects around me (like archipelagos of melting snow) * choosing just a single book at my parents' place * eating cherries from the tree * having ice-cream after a field survey in August * watching my kid play with other children (he is often ill, so we always count this as a win) * packing away winter coats...

Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 28 November 2016 04:18:34PM *  1 point [-]

Nice list! I've used most of these as well, but I have a pretty weak sense of smell, so I often forget to pay any attention to the smell ones in the first place. Could add those to my own list. :)