Monday Randomness: Failing at Life and the Power of Endorphins

As I sit down to type on this Sunday evening, I have been going over the contents of this past week.

Random really is the best way to really describe it.

Work drama.

A wedding reception.

Bad food choices, etc.

I just loaded the dishwasher for the first time in 6 days.

The laundry I washed last Saturday is still in the basket.

I did not make a single Simple Green Smoothie this past week (see this post for details).

I have not been to the gym in two weeks.

I had a lot of awkward encounters with someone I really struggle to get a long with.

And I definitely did not get enough sleep.

And then Saturday I had to spend 7 additional hours at the office which is something I definitely had not planned for.

I really felt like I was failing at life.

By 3pm on Saturday afternoon I was physically and mentally exhausted.

But I had a choice.

Wallow in my self-pity and exhaustion.

Or

Get my body moving and dwell on something edifying.


1.5 hours and 4.5 miles later my view on life had done a 180º.

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I had a better outlook and renewed energy.

And all I had done was walk (in the rain no less).

If you are struggling with self-pity and exhaustion, whatever the season of life can I suggest something?

Get your body (or at least your brain) moving.

It changed my whole weekend for the better.

Now I am off to make this week’s batch of Simple Green Smoothies. 


Side note:

If you need some edifying things to dwell on here are a few podcasts I highly recommend.

I usually listen to them on my commute, in the grocery store, while doing dishes and cooking dinner.

And if you are unsure of how to listen to podcasts, here is a post with all the instructions.

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