A few days into the CoreLife Challenge and I’m living in some sort of duality. What did they call that on Seinfeld? Bizarro World?
I feel both better and worse – almost like two versions of myself. My head hurts, which means I’m not operating at my full capacity. But, I know this is temporary. I’ve got all the tools out of my toolbox. I’m moving, which makes all the difference. I’m meditating, which calms everything but there are the spaces in between that need to be filled.
I’m better when I’m busy. When I’m bored, I buffer. Buffering is my downfall. Here’s what it looks like:
- Glass of red wine
- Cheese and crackers
It requires little thought and effort on my part. To be successful with this CoreLife Challenge, I changed what my buffering looks like. I swapped red wine for licorice root tea (great for cortisol levels!), cheese and crackers for olives and roasted tomatoes (thank you Wegmans olive bar!) and cookies for very dark chocolate (Mmm!). I’ve even swapped television for reading or yoga.
I’m trading out bad choices for good choices – one day at a time. Each day is a new building block to reach my ultimate goal, to balance my stress level and to feel lighter, physically and mentally.