Sunday, July 29, 2007

Bad Habits

Ever notice that when we are most stressed and need to do all those things that are good for us (exercise, drink water, don't eat too much sugar, don't drink too much caffeine, and don't drink too much alcohol), we do exactly those things. They seem to offer a quick comfort at the expense of a clear head or calm psyche.

Wish I understood.

Maybe it's because they feel like obligations and not following them feels like a small sense of freedom when so much else feels out of our control . . .

1 comment:

yertle said...

I never thought of it like that before, but this resonates so strongly with me today and with what I have been feeling lately.

My inner teenager is so tired of always doing the "right" thing and being responsible, that it wants a break from that sometimes. I stop the things that take care of me first. It is scary how my inner teenager believes that the best person to let down is me.