Daily Archives: December 6, 2011

Sometimes What You Need is Not What You Want

As I mentioned yesterday, I had my grumpy pants on all day, with only brief reprieves offered by videos of sneezing baby pandas and, oddly enough, p!nk’s music video “Stupid Girls”. But overall, my mood was primarily stuck on grumpy.

I left work fully decided that I was not going to take jiu jitsu class: I was going to sit at home, eat spoonfuls of Nutella and play video games. I ended up going to jiu jitsu anyway.

For anyone that knows me IRL, you know that my ankle is also a little swollen due to a possible light sprain, so I didn’t do too much, I did some drills, trained at my own pace with some lower belts and super technical higher belts, and I have to say it was exactly what I needed.

While life is pretty awesome, there are definitely times it can be not-so-stellar. Our personal problems pile up, and we no longer see the forest for the trees, and feel overwhelmed.

While different things work for different people, I find that going to the gym, taking jiu jitsu or judo is beneficial both physically and mentally, because for the most part it puts me back in perspective and problems don’t seem as insurmountable.

And really, what better way to get your mind off your problems than someone trying their best to choke you? 😉

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