So many of us spend our days swimming uphill in a river of molasses.
We’re hustling and we’re grinding, we’re pushing and we’re struggling.
It makes us anxious, stressed and upset.
And it exhausts us.
Which makes me think: There’s something wrong with this picture.
Why is the world making us feel so bad that we have the need to effort so hard?
And why are we considered “failing” if the rat race gets too much?
One reason I do the work here at the Feel Better Project is to jolt us out of this horrific movie.
Because when we start to check in with ourselves, accept ourselves and take care of ourselves, we often realize that taking part in the narrative of hustle and grind isn’t required.
Sometimes we push and effort only because we’re led to believe that without splashing and struggling we’re not worthy of our place in the world.
And that’s not true.
I can tell you from experience that when I remember to zoom out – to take myself away from the movie screen of what we consider “life” today – I feel better.
I realize that I am just fine the way I am.
I know that I am worthy.
And I trust that I have a valued place in this world.