arcticfox

swimming in a deeper stream

"Ah, these good, efficient, healthy-minded people, they always remind me of those optimistic tadpoles who bask in a puddle in teh sun, in the shallowest of waters, crowding together and amiably wriggling their tails, totally unaware that the next morning the puddle will have dried up and left them stranded." -Carl Jung

I'm really enjoying Jung and how he expresses things so I think I'll probably keep including some of his quotes in my upcoming posts. I'm a bit perplexed by the questions that we got for our assignment because I've read most of the texts and don't remember reading some of the main points that we're asked to discuss in the assignment. Grrr. Looks like at least one more read-through is going to be highly necessary. I only wish I had more time!!

This morning I realized that I need to stop complaining about my health and making half-hearted attempts at eating healthier and actually DO it. Sure, cutting out pop and not biggie sizing my meals is a good step but it's not really making much difference. Sure, not eating until everything on my plate is gone and I'm full to the point of feeling sick is a good step but if I'm always eating "pub fare" type foods I'm not really nourishing myself. In fact, what I'm doing is putting sugar in my gas tank, only I'm putting in less sugar than I used to. It's still not good fuel.

I can't even count how many times I've complained about my health and "made a decision to put my foot down" or something of the sort. I'm not sure how I can actually make the change on a long-term basis. I obviously need to develop some better mindset towards the whole thing. I need to develop new habits overall and probably a new attitude towards food in general. Right now, I tend to eat based on cravings and whatever "taste" I'm in the mood for. I don't think this is the best way to make my food choices since it often means I'll eat something when I'm full simply for the taste of it. This is one of the things that I definitely think I need to try to stop doing.

In completely unrelated news... I got an email this morning to let me know that my stuff is now on it's way from the North!! It will probably take a few weeks for it to get here but at least I know that it's on its way! Yay for stuff!! I'm going to have to warn my parents that it's on the way since a good chunk of it is going to their places. Of course, I'm not sure where I'll put the stuff that's coming to my place but I'm sure I'll be able to figure it out.

I asked my super if the back basement apartment was available and she's going to be looking into it today. I think that would be the ideal solution for me right now since I really don't want to move into a new place until I've save up more money and a few other things fall into place. Moving into the basement unit (which is actually a bachelor apartment with a separate entrance) might be the perfect compromise! I wouldn't have to pay to move and I wouldn't have to worry about first and last because I've already paid my last month rent and February rent, I would just have to add the difference. The way I see it, as long as it has a shower, toilet, fridge and stove, it might be just what I need to feel a little more comfortable until I move out for good. I really need my own space that I feel comfortable in and can invite people over to once in a while. Hopefully I'll find out whether it's an option or not when I get home tonight!
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