Which Direction is Your Compass Pointing? 👆👇
Did you know that we all come equipped with an internal compass that can guide us to our best life? Here’s how it works. When you have a thought or belief about something, or do something that leaves you feeling good, you are going the right way for YOU. When you have a thought or belief about something, or do something that leaves you feeling less than good, you are going the wrong way for YOU.
The worse you feel, the more off course you are.
From my own experience I offer this. There was a time when I didn’t like how I was feeling most of the time. There was a great sadness in my heart but I didn’t know why. I knew what didn’t make me feel good but I didn’t know what would. I decided to try the opposite. Here’s one example. Being overweight made me feel sad and insecure (wrong way for me). After years of yo-yo dieting, I decided I wanted to find a comfortable way to accomplish a healthy body. Even though I hadn’t lost a pound yet, that idea felt much better (right way for me). (In case you are wondering) It took me three bumpy years to get to my healthy weight.
If you don’t feel good, or if you are in emotional pain, you’re going the wrong way.
How do you stop going the wrong way? Put a name to the painful feeling. Don’t distract yourself or bury it. Bring it out in the open. After a moment, ask yourself what would feel better? Shortly thereafter, you will have some new ideas. Try one, see how it feels.
Don’t ever give up on your happiness.
With love, Jackie