If you have been here a while, you will be familiar with the Feel Better Project process:
- Stop and consider how you are feeling right now.
- Tap into that feeling, acknowledge it and accept it.
- Think of one thing you can do to feel just a little bit better.
This 3-step process is at the start of everything we do here.
But… there are many times when we need to do only 2 of those steps!
The reason? Simply accepting the situation as it is – being totally OK with how we are feeling right now – can help us feel better anyway.
When we accept, we often feel a sense of relief… sometimes that expresses itself in a feeling of relaxation in our chest.
So… often we don’t need to do anything else.
Try it next time you stop and scan yourself.
(Bonus tip: once we get to acceptance, the ways to feel better in step 3 become so much easier to follow anyway – sometimes we just do them without thinking about them.)