THE FEELINGS OF SUCCESS
How you feel about yourself and your world will have a great deal to do with how well you interact with other people. These feelings also will have a great deal to do with how other people interact with you.
I talked to a guy one time who said that it is impossible to be sad when you smile.
How simple is that concept. Sad. Smile. Not sad.
However, haven’t we always known that how we act affects how we feel? “Gray skies are gong to clear up, put on a happy face.” Bye, Bye, Birdie.
LET THE FEELING PASS
Sometimes I find that feelings are just breezes.
When I feel unhappy, I can sit still and let my mind become aware of what I am feeling. I can observe how my skin feels and how my muscles are reacting and where in my body the unhappy feeling is at the moment. I do not have to resist that I am unhappy. I just let the feeling exist and observe it passing through me and let my body respond in whatever way it needs to release the feeling. I think about what I am feeling, and I do not look for reasons why I might be feeling unhappy. Sometimes feelings just come along and if I look for things to attach them to, those feelings hang around.
FRIENDS ARE NOT THERE TO SHARE THE MISERY
I can call friends and not talk about the feelings I am having. Misery does love company, but it moves along more quickly if I let my friend talk about what is going on in their life.
Some people are great problem solvers. If my feelings are in reality based on something I need to handle, I can call friends and tell them I am seeking solutions. I find that this approach can be a very helpful way to deal with my feelings immediately, because I learn that I have options.
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