I Prefer to Feel Good
Sometimes when I’m super busy I remember that there are people that are way busier than I am. And I don’t feel as busy.
Sometimes when I’m hungry I remember that there are people way hungrier than I am. And I don’t feel so hungry.
Sometimes when I’m tired I remember what it was like to have a newborn. And I smile at how much sleep I got last night.
Sometimes when I slip into scarcity and worry about money I remember that time in March of 2009 when things were scarier than they are now. I feel abundance all around me.
Yet when I feel unloved I don’t think about a time in the past when I felt more loved and I don’t think about people that might feel less loved.
No, when I feel unloved I remind myself to LOVE MYSELF.
I remind myself that me loving me is the most powerful love I can experience.
No one can love me like I can love me.
No one knows me like I know me.
I have the power to love me BEST and MOST.
I can make myself smile more than anyone else in the world.
Because I hang out with me more than anyone else in the world.
When I feel unappreciated (which happens way more than I care to admit) I want to call a friend and complain about how unappreciated I am, but that doesn’t feel good. Okay, sometimes it totally does.No, when I feel unappreciated I remind myself that I have the power to appreciate myself.
I remind myself of all the amazing things I’ve done in this lifetime.
I remind myself of the amazing person I’ve become.
I have an Amazeballs List.
Yes I do. Because I AM Amazeballs.
My Amazeballs List is a list of 5 amazing things that I’ve done or overcome in my life and when I look at it I FEEL amazing. It helps me appreciate myself.
And sometimes when I feel sad, irritable and cranky I allow myself to feel sad, irritable and cranky. I make an announcement to my family or my work family so they know and I allow me to feel however I feel. I prefer to feel good so this has been very hard for me to learn.
I would prefer to talk myself into feeling good and I’ve mastered the ability to guilt myself into feeling good because I have so much to be grateful for.
But that hasn’t worked for me.
I’ve learned that honoring my feelings helps me feel better faster and for the right reasons.
Sometimes it is really hard to make that damn glass feel full.
Sometimes it feels empty. And that’s okay.
I honor me. I honor my low times and I dance around in my high times. It’s how I want to live in this world; real and raw and out loud.