MBP Daily Three: Addicted to Miserable

MBP3 IS A SERIES DEDICATED TO WALKING THE WALK. WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU’VE DONE TODAY TO NOURISH YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY, & YOUR PLATE?

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Mind: I’ve had a lot going on this week, and it’s felt more stressful than any in the recent past. After venting to a friend I respect very much, she shared the following: “If you can’t stop feeling overwhelmed you should consider that maybe in some ways you do derive pleasure from it.”

Any time you hear that kind of realness, it’s only natural to resist. “No way am I responsible for making my own life this miserable; I’m a victim of circumstance here!”

But I know she’s really onto something.

So I’m going to spend some quiet time this evening reflecting on the ways I benefit from feeling overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out, or put upon. In what ways am I addicted to feeling stressed out? And what would happen if I just… decided to let go?

Body: I was pretty much chained to my computer today, and by the time 5 o’clock rolled around, I felt like I needed to run for the hills. So I did the next best thing: I got on the subway and headed toward the gym, where I could spend an hour or more getting OUT of my head and INTO my body. A nice walk through Madison Square Park on my way there gave me a much needed dose of green foliage, playful squirrels, and crisp autumn air.

Plate: Green juice, green juice, green juice. Need I say more?

What about you? Are you addicted to a behavior that’s making you miserable? 

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