Thirty minutes into yoga class today I started worrying about exercising enough. I anticipated sticking to my schedule of working out almost every evening, but I grew afraid that I wouldn’t have the energy to work out tonight because the yoga class was quite difficult. This worrying held me back from having a great yoga practice. Continue reading “Keep a routine but keep it flexible”
Tonight I really wanted to eat something before bed but didn’t. After having some tea I drank a glass of water and now here I am. This was hard because I didn’t eat too much for lunch and dinner. Continue reading “Keep making good, hard decisions in the moment”
I made a commitment on Stickk to not consume anything except decaffeinated tea after dinner because I usually consume things for the wrong reasons after dinner. Continue reading “A commitment to fast after dinner”
This article was originally published on The Mission.
I was once ignorant and rolled my eyes at vegans. I stereotyped these plant-first eaters as potheads who listened to too much public radio and defended my reasoning for eating animal products with the untimely argument of ancestry. Continue reading “Becoming vegan, becoming decent”
I’ve tried psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors to help get me — and keep me — on track in life, but they never helped me too much. I think their help is too clinical and designed for people who don’t know themselves very well. Continue reading “Working with a health coach instead of another psychologist”
About once per week, I think about becoming a construction worker or landscaper because of the side-effects working from a laptop has on my physical and mental health. (I don’t really want to be one though.) Continue reading “3MMs: An experiment in combatting laptop lethargy while working”
Stress is not some artificial state that slowly kills us. Rather, it’s a completely natural state that the body enters into when we’re in unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory. It gives us energy, excitement, and strength. Continue reading “Stress doesn’t kill you, how you think about it does”