It Is One Of Those Days That I Just Need To Run.

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It Is One Of Those Days That I Just Need To Run.

Do you ever just get the feeling that you just want to start running and never stop. Yes I know that eventually I will have to stop or, maybe not if I want to be like “Forest Gump”. I can familiarise with Forest some days and completely understand the need to run forever. The need to run away from things, the need to clear the head, the need to feel your energy depleting so much that your brain can switch off to enable yourself to handle “things” in life.

Does anyone else get that feeling?

I often get the urge to run forever. It is often when life gets tough and I struggle to handle things life throws at me. It is when I cant seem to handle stress. The stress of life! The stress that I make a whole lot worse in my head because of the extra anxiety. The stress that seems to compile on the simplest of things to make everything feel out of control. It is that out of control feeling that makes me want to run more. Run until it feels like I can control everything…..

I know that I cant completely control everything. I understand this when I am not stressed and anxious but this doesn’t help me much when I am feeling stressed though because who thinks rationally when stressed ? This is where the running comes in, running is a stress relief and meditative form of exercise that calms the body and mind. It has a huge positive effect on the nervous system and is a great coping mechanism to use when stressed. I honestly don’t see a problem with using running as a positive strategy to combat stress. Addicted to running as a stress relief is totally  appropriate in my book.

 

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