‘I Feel Good’, ‘I Feel Pretty’ and ‘I Feel Love’.
They’re the top three choices suggested by Google as it tries to guess what I’m looking for after typing the words ‘I feel’.
They’re song titles of course, and I’m awarding points for performing all three while you’re in the bathroom today: a bonus if you can cunningly combine James Brown, Donna Summer and Maria from ‘West Side Story’ into a medley.
Sometimes, it’s true, you’ll honestly be able to say you feel good when asked how you are, but there will be other days when you’re more likely to bite someone’s head off simply for asking.
Over the past few months, I’ve learned that I’m not nearly as good as I thought I was at talking about my own feelings.
I bottle things up, and it takes substantial effort to let them out.
Perhaps you’ll understand?
Maybe you can be a bit like this too?
There are all sorts of reasons to persuade yourself that it’s a BAD idea to share your innermost thoughts, among them: nobody will be interested; I don’t want to become a burden; my feelings are my responsibility; others are too busy to bother.
And so on, and so on.
There’s a lot to be said for sharing appropriately, however.
It helps others understand you, and simply articulating your feelings will help you make sense of them yourself.
So why not try a little of this today?
Of course, if everything’s rosy for you at the moment, and you take the challenge above, they’re all going to know how you feel on the other side of the bathroom door, anyway.