PLUS: a granola recipe, DIY spooky candles, the downsides of comfort, and a song for sunday mornings.
When the day doesn’t go as planned, usually by a negative unplanned event, I just fall apart and give up on the original plan. I have a lot of anxiety about not getting things done.
I also just read - or at least, skimmed, the Comfort Crisis. I just could not get behind the bro-i-ness of the whole thing and the fact that the author is sloppy with the way he reads the science (to paraphrase - we're living longer, but we are also getting more diseases is one of his main talking points early on - uh yeah. a lot of diseases are associated with advanced age..... honestly, I was turned off from the intro where he referred to stressors that humans have faced for *millions* of years - millions? oy.)
However, I think there is a core message in there which is important to reflect on which is that discomfort is important for our development individually and socially. I don't think this is a particularly new idea, we have lots of language around character being "forged in the crucible of combat" - but it's interesting to note that there is science to support that. I don't think it means we need to all go on month-long treks in the Denali to be better people, but I do think that we need to be more willing to take on projects that bring us into the discomfort zone.
I really appreciate you sharing days like this in your emails.
I just wanted to say that I really love your blog. I love your insights, recipes, book recommendations, everything! Thank you for doing this. It's nice to find a blog that is enjoyable to read and helps me escape the stresses of daily life, at least for a little while. I always feel more centered after reading your posts, with a nice push to read or try something new. Thank you!
When I have days like this, I usually give up on the whole day. I take a breather and start over the next day. But, then I'm upset because I feel like I wasted so much time.
Just a heartfelt thank you - I’ve discovered this delicious granola recipe through your post, and have made it almost every week since, making my husband, my coworkers and friends (and myself) happy every time I could offer them a piece. Super easy and really delicious - thank you so much ☺️