Sitting down with clients each day I ask them, ‘what they would love to change?’
I often hear – “I want more energy”, “I want to lose weight”, “I want to feel good”…
It got me thinking, feeling well what does it really mean?
Is it the same for everybody? Or do we all have our own definition of feeling well?
What’s yours? (Love a comment below)
For me ‘feeling good’ comes when I care about how I feel. I look after myself and use my feelings to guide me. When this happens, I’m filled with energy, a sense of lightness, things flow, strength, optimism, vibrancy, and passion for life.
So, for me, if it feels like crap you know you’re off your path. Trust. It’s an indicator you need to take stock and choose differently, whether it be a feeling, thought or an action.
This became so loud for me working in a job that was no longer aligned with my beliefs and values, which had changed over time. No matter how my head wanted me to push through, my body got sick. Chronic sinus infection, debilitating fatigue, chronic candida, feeling down, autoimmune thrombocytopenia. The signals were so loud I couldn’t ignore them no matter how hard I tried.
People reported higher life satisfaction and fewer physical symptoms on days when they felt more understood by others. – ncbi
When I struggled against what was and made myself wrong for feeling that way I did, the web got tighter. I remember the moment I couldn’t do it anymore and I just had to give in. People often refer to it as, letting go and letting god.
Letting go and honoring how I felt was the best decision I made. Who would have thought, not trying or pushing as hard was the key. It took me a while to figure that sh*t out because I’m a doer, an action taker.
One of my hard-learned secrets is getting still enough to tune into how you really feel.
Endless busyness can be soul sucking and distracting from what’s really important. “You can be busy, but busy doing what?” When was the last time you really sat down and wrote a list of what’s most important to you?
Now the big one, are you living it?
Most of us live like we’re going to live forever and it just isn’t true.
In my job, I hear many stories and it’s such an honor and a privilege since it gives me such perspective.
As a rule, I’ve noticed the depth of pain and tragedy a person experiences often has little to do with them not feeling good long term. Some of the most amazingly loving, wise, resourceful, giving, compassionate human beings have had events happen that would make your toes curl.
The resiliency and resourcefulness of the human spirit never cease to amaze me. We are far more capable than we believe we are.
As a general rule, when you get off alignment, life taps you on the shoulder, then it nudges you, then it hits you over the head or stops you in your tracks.
Where are you at the moment?
On your knees, running on empty, wishing the pain and discomfort would stop?
When was the last time you asked yourself, how do I feel and really taken the time to feel it and write it down?
Lots of love, Julie xxx