Feel good even when you don’t

Remember this: feel good then act. When you are in a low energy, bad feeling state, the conclusions you make (especially about yourself) are guaranteed to be inaccurate. And your actions will be less effective.

What is accurate? You are smart, capable, kind, worthy, contributing, loving, and loved.

Meanwhile, don’t beat yourself up for having low energy or bad feeling thoughts. Your criticism of your state will keep you there. Instead of treating any negative emotion as something unwanted (as in, “Damn, why can’t I get out of this funk?”), treat them as a gift.

They are the gift that let you know that something is wrong, that you are pointing in the wrong direction, and that it’s time to refocus.

And that’s another thing to feel good about.

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