This post is part of the Sparking Zing series: I came across a list online of “things to do to feel happy”. My life has become an exploration of what it means to be happy so this list formed the perfect basis for a very-very-scientific experiment. I’m trying each of the suggestions on the list to assess how each of them impacts my happiness levels. (Hereon referred to as Sparking Zing). If you’d like a visual accompaniment, you can also follow along with my journey as I document it on my Instagram stories here.
Sparking Zing Experiment Three: Wear your highest heels and go to happy hour at your local gay bar
First things first, I live in Scotland so happy hour is simply not an option. Health Scotland explains why here. If you cba reading that, then the gist is that the population of Scotland doesn’t need further encouragement to drink recklessly. So, a slight edit to make this one feasible…
Sparking Zing Experiment Three: Wear your highest heels and go to your local gay bar
I then immediately hit problem number 2 with this task. This problem came in the shape of high heels. My “highest heels” would probably be considered flats in most circles. However, as per the instruction, they were my highest heels, so they were the gals for the job.
Problems solved, there was nothing left to do but slip on my sort-of heels and head to my local gay bar.
I went on a beautiful afternoon and we sat on a table outside, basking in the sunshine.
As I was sitting for the entire duration of my time at the gay bar, I could have been wearing any shoes. In fact, the only time I was actually utilising them was during the ten minute walk to the bar and they gave me a blister in exchange.
Very-very-scientific findings: Sitting outside on a sunny afternoon having a drink and a chat was fabulous and it certainly sparked zing. However, I could have been wearing any shoes and been at any bar. I enjoyed myself but if I need to feel zingy in a pinch then this probably isn’t the tactic I’d opt for next time. I’m calling this experiment equal parts successful and unsuccessful.