Little Museums (heartgut) wrote,
Little Museums

happy with rigor

I always feel my best when I've been compelled to be incredibly active. The nature of work that I'm attracted to has meant that these periods of intense activity have involved both strenuous exercise (urban farming, bicycle transportation, hiking, shepherding, distance running) and intense intellectual engagement (youth mentorship, field studies, scholarly journal reading, academic study, research presentation). I typically deal better with the physical exertion-- something of a given considering that exercise typically involves eustress and, especially as someone with inattentive ADD, deliberate mental focus mostly involves distress (if only I could harness hyperfocus like a beast of burden and plow through work all but effortlessly...). As much as I love flow, I've also come to thrive on the expansion that is driven by self-discipline.
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