Feel good, all the time. Every day, all day. I’m talking about mentally feeling good. If the mental body feels good, the physical body feels better. And, yes, I know, if you didn’t have all of those aches and pains, your mental self would feel better too.
You were meant to feel good, both mentally and physically. Way back when God created you, or when you evolved from a monkey, or whatever it is that you believe, you were meant to feel good. Your body and mind were created to let you know when you were doing something that your true self didn’t like. Or, when someone else was doing something to you that your true self didn’t approve of. Mainly, those red flags are called pain. But, they can also be discomfort of the mental kind. When you are doing something that you don’t like doing, maybe it just doesn’t feel right. Or, you may notice that your head hurts a little bit, or maybe your stomach aches a little. Those are signs that your true self doesn’t agree with what’s going on. Sometimes, you have to ignore that response from your body, and do you don’t really want to, like going to the dentist. Your true self might not like it, but you really should get your teeth cleaned!
Your true self is that little voice in your head that you probably largely ignore. Most of us do. It’s that way you just “know” things. When you are feeling good, you are being true to who you are. When you feel bad, you are not being your true self. When something feels bad, you need to figure out a way to change that thing. Let’s say that you really hate your job. Your body might put up with going to a job you hate for a while, but then it’s going to let you know that your true self is not happy, by giving you headaches, or stomach issues, maybe back pains. If you pay attention early on, your pains will quit. If however, you ignore them, they will just get worse. Your stomach aches might turn into an ulcer. Your headaches may turn into migraines. And on and on, until you change whatever it is that you are doing that you know you really aren’t ok with doing. The tricky thing is, that will be different for everyone. There is no book you can use to look up your symptom, and it tells you what you are doing that your true self doesn’t like. Doctors try to help with that, but they really can only treat your symptoms, they won’t know that you hate your job, or you don’t want to be married anymore, or that your dog just died, or you are stressed about your finances, or whatever the issue is.
We all have those things that we need to work on, or changes we need to make. But, in the meantime, we can try to feel good in the moment. We all have things or memories that make us feel good. When you notice yourself worrying about something, or just feeling anything other than good, mentally, try bringing one of those stored up happy, good feeling thoughts to mind. You don’t have to stop what you are doing. You can be driving down the road, or working on the computer at work. Just take a twenty seconds and remember whatever it is that makes you happy. If it actually brings a smile to your face, that’s even better. The faster your pace of life, the easier it is to let those bad feelings to go on without noticing. When you slow down, it’s harder to ignore the feelings both physical and mental that you don’t want in your life. Maybe that’s why people who are always on the go seem so stressed out. They don’t slow down enough to listen to their true self.
Your collection of good feeling memories won’t really fix things. They are just a short-term fix. You need to make whatever changes you need to for a long-term fix. Find a new career, or a new girlfriend, or adopt a child, whatever it is that will make you happy. Give feeling good a try. Whenever you notice yourself feeling good, stop for a split second and pay attention to what you are doing. What is it that is making you so happy? What are you doing in that instant? Do more of whatever that is, whenever you can!