Today’s post was featured on Mind Body Green, which is a health and wellness site.
How many superfoods did you eat today? How much time did you spend meditating? What about just being present? Be honest: did you really get at least eight hours of sleep last night?
A number of years ago, when I was in college, these were the metrics by which I judged my life.
I gobbled up antioxidant-rich berries. I journaled to my heart’s content. I went for long walks around a nearby lake. I got more than adequate sleep each night.
So much of my time in high school was spent ignoring my own well being in service of school work and sports and friends. When I reached college I swung way over to the other side of the spectrum, deciding for once I would just focus on myself and what I wanted.
I attended classes and participated in a few extracurriculars, but honestly, my main goal in life at the time was to reach some pinnacle of physical health and well being. I aspired to feel good, the way a well-fed, tuckered out toddler feels good as they’re being snuggled into cozy bedding.
There was only one problem. I didn’t really feel that good.
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