The number one way I am currently getting through all my tough runs/workouts/masters degree/really anything that makes me sweat = reminding myself that it may be uncomfortable but it will finish.
The more I study and work in this field (psychotherapy) and hear people’s stories, the more I realise that there is not one person who hasn’t been through difficult and uncomfortable shizzle in their life (and if you are a person who hasn’t then please contact me cos I would really like to do my research thesis on you 😉 ). What this says to me is not that life is horrible but that humans are flipping resilient.
(From Mytherapistsays instagram).
And when I think about all the things we all go through in life my little run doesn’t seem so hard anymore.
Case in point- my computer died this week (I’ve had it for a million years and it was second hand in the first place and I was praying it would last till the end of my degree but she just didn’t make it) and it really felt like a big deal (about 80,000 words written for my degree in that bad boy) BUT then the universe was like get some perspective please when the next day I went to class and spent 8hrs listening to people’s life stories. My computer dying and my running home after class felt like no big deal in comparison to all the crazy things people deal with in their lives.
To sum this whole ramble up: life can be annoying and uncomfortable but it sure is beautiful and my run really makes it even better. So just reminding myself that the discomfort will soon be over no matter what is really the best running mantra ever.
What do you remind yourself of during tough runs?
How long have you had your computer? What type is it? She was an old school white Mac and she aged gracefully until she just died out of the blue mid essay. My heart and brain hurt to think about it. RIP.
What type of computer should I get next??