For years, I was taught that when running, you should strike heel first. That's why today's running shoes have that extra cushioning in the heel. However, like others, I too have been reading (and watching youtube videos) on running with the mid strike. So, like others, I've been trying to consciously use a mid strike stride.
I found this video to be helpful. www.youtube.com/watch?v=humkZAtZVW0
I also read that when learning to run mid strike, it feels as if you're running on your tip toes. And that doesn't feel natural to me because when I walk, I heel strike.
If you don't have any pre-existing foot or ankle problems, you might try some minimialist running shoes. Because some days, walking barefoot really does feel a lot better than walking in shoes.
Do you have a good running store near you ? Why not try on a few pairs of minimalist shoes and see how they feel on the store treadmill. That might change the way you strike when you run.