I’m having a challenging week. I’m symptomatic, tired, and irritated by simple things. The great thing is that’s OK!! A gift of recovery and wellness is that I have the tools to be ok and enjoy the process of allowing these times to exist and ultimately pass.  When I focus on where my feet are and what I’m doing in each moment, my problems slowly melt into the nothingness they came from.

So, where are your feet? I suggest you practice becoming aware of your thoughts. Through this practice notice when your thoughts wander off into la-la land, whether in fantasy, dread, past or future.

Are these thoughts serving you? Or are they an escape to distract you from the present moment.  With time and conscious effort, this practice will become easier and more effective.  At its core, if you can snap out of your thought patterns, look down at your feet and ask yourself. “Where are my feet” It’s a funny and silly way of snapping out of unhealthy thought patterns that serve no purpose.

The change in experience from these little tricks is difficult to explain through words, but I hope you experience the profound positive impact it can have on our lives.

So today I still feel awful, but that’s ok.  I remember where my feet are and what I need to regain a sense of balance and wellbeing. Please remember that everything that happens can be ok if we learn to challenge our unhealthy beliefs and replace them with healthy ones.

I wish you the best. Please remember to tell yourself, it always starts with me.


About the Author StartsWithMe_

Starts With Me is a company of ‘Peers’ leading a post-institutional mental health care movement. We create platforms to support gaps in education and services along with empowering families and individuals to increase their capacity for well-being.


  1. Wow beautiful..
    Amazing..you know I have this habit of day dreaming all the day. .In ur words imagine where my feet could go ..
    But I realise that in living in thoughts u actually are unable to get anywhere for real..
    So thank you so much .. I’ll definitely do as you suggested..♡♡ 🙂

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