Stressed? Stuck? Seeking to Soothe?
I get it.
When you are not feeling like yourself, you just want to feel good. Or at least better. There are MANY ways to access that state of being. Some will suffice, some will satiate, and some will never, ever fill your well.
It has been a long winter where I live in New England. Every winter is long and some feel longer than others. I am "done" feeling cooped up and longing to splash around the sparkling water and glittering sand.
In the meantime, I have a good size feel-better-in-my-body toolbox. Sometimes I'm using it consciously and reap the rewards of restoration that bring me back to the center of myself. Sometimes I go unconscious and reach for the carbs, candy, (and) or Cabernet.
The truth is that these choices help me feel better. Temporarily.
However, if I don't pause long enough to tune in and ask my Self (body-thoughts-emotions-spirit-soul) what I r-e-a-l-l-y need, I will not feel better. I will continue to numb my needs and mask my truth. I will feel like "it" is not enough. I may even feel like I am not enough. The unsatisfying cycle will continue.
What to do? Simple. Pause, ask, and choose.
You MUST pause the external so you can access the internal. Then choose from and for you - the best version of you - to fill your well being.
What will YOU choose?