We can feel consumed by our stuff, see my previous post:
or we can feel stuck within ourselves, just to name a few ways from personal experience.
I know one of the ways for me to feel good down to my toes, is to run away, literally. I started training for a half marathon last year, probably too early now that I look back. But there, perfect example-I am stuck in my own thoughts regarding this challenge! I threw in some negativity for ya. :/
I find that when I just shut up and run, I feel exhilarated! Given the space and time to doubt myself though, (say when I have to work and don't have time to go) I am filling that void with negative self-talk.
I am going to pick up a great book I found awhile back and start reading it again-Working Out, Working Within. Jerry Lynch helps to break down the negative demons that we conjure up for ourselves.
It kinda comes back to the law of attraction: "I can't make it up this hill", then you can't. Or, in life, "Life is hard. I am tired." It is, and you are.
A friend of mine just ran the Boston Marathon. Upon reflection of her race, Amy put it in perspective. She kept her family and friends that are fighting cancer in her thoughts as she climbed the hills of Boston. She drew from their strength in a battle for Life, makes running a race feel easier, and it reminds us all that many of our battles are ones of our choosing, if we are lucky.
So, with a renewed sense of determination, I am lessening the battles (that I am lucky enough to even call "battles") raging within my own mind and I am going to hit the pavement for a good run today, even if it is through the snow in April.
Thanks for reading.