it's easy and you are required to love it.
get your sweet ass to Golden Gardens in Ballard
don't forget to stop at the 7-11 and grab some beverage
drink some of the beverage and soak up some gorgeous sunshine
prepare to pacify yourself
get in the water and remember.. it is the Puget Sound...
get ready to get cold.
(the trick is to get in up to your knees, then barge it.. don't stand around talking about how cold it is or you will never commit)
float in the saltwater, let some currents grab you.. swim, stay afloat.
clear your mind and drift.
chill out in the drink for about 20 minutes.
you are pacified
come back into the beach, preferably Navy Seal style.
let the euphoria wash over your soul.