Sometimes in life, things hurt. While pain and suffering is no one's idea of a good time, in certain instances, the pain is better for us than something that may momentarily feel good.
Constructive criticism from a friend can seriously wound your ego, but improve your life. Accepting love and affection from someone you don't know is an enemy may feel wonderful at the time, but cost your life in the long run.
Often in stressful situations it's easy to do whatever feels good in the moment; to search for immediate gratification to distract us from the pain and feeling our negative feelings. Unfortunately these easy quick fixes are often not good for us in the long run.
I for one when stressed often revert to poor old eating habits, late night binges and all the carbs. While it feels good in the moment to do whatever I want and not deny myself, it feels crappy seventy pounds later when whatever was bothering you is still there and you're fat.
Instead when I am needing a quick mood boost now I try to meditate, pray, or work out. The gym for instance, does not feel like eating a giant bowl of pasta, it feels better! Once I get there I'm proud of myself for going and I feel like the strongest sexiest woman in the world. Does it hurt?
Absolutely everything, everytime otherwise I don't think I'm doing it right. Does it help? Way more than a thousand bowls of pasta with a fake friend ever could. 💜💜💜