If you’re like me, you’re always looking to improve … and maybe a little too much.
Whether it’s your diet, your mindset, your fitness, or your work, you know you can do better. And even if “be better” is illusory as a goal, the growth that occurs as you chase it is what life is all about, isn’t it?
But I’ve come to realize that you reach a point where the harder you try to do better and be healthier, the more you sabotage your own efforts.
A lesson learned
I’ve been traveling this month, and it’ll still be a few more weeks before I get home. From the 4th of July at the beach, to a vegan Italy tour, to a friend’s wedding in Cape Cod, it’s been a whirlwind of a trip.
And in the process, my habits have gone to hell.
Running has been spotty at best. I’ve eaten far more white flour and oil than usual, and far fewer salads and smoothies. Not once have I found a quiet 30 minutes for meditation or reading. And the amount of wine I drank in Italy … well, you get the point.
And yet I feel healthier. Happier. More fulfilled than ever.
In a word, content.
So what gives?