When I was younger feeling bad took an eternity. Now it is more like an alarm clock telling me that I want to feel better. I may press the snooze button again and again, but the second I decide to wake up how I feel changes.
There may be many rungs on the emotional ladder between how you feel now and how you desire to feel. Don’t try to jump all the way to the top and fall victim to gravity. Take each step as a victory. Feeling bored feels better than despair. Feeling annoyed feels better than feeling afraid. We all know how we desire to feel, and we all have the power to let how we feel guide us toward what we desire.