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  • Todd Hoffman

Binge Self-Care #FeelGoodFriday




Who is in need of some good vibes? I know I am. Man, this has been a rough week. A number people that I've known for a long time now have been dealing with some super stressful things at work so I want to just share some positive thoughts as we inch toward the weekend!


I'm a guy who loves work. I believe that work-life balance isn't the concept of not working too much or too hard in fear of losing time at home. I believe that when you find work that is your passion your work life and personal life all improve. I've always been fortunate to get myself into jobs and roles that I've absolutely loved. The combination of finding the right people, the right mission, and the right role all in one place is an amazing thing and something to be very thankful for.


When we get stressed and are around others experiencing elevated levels of stress, we tend to forget to take care of ourselves.

We binge eat, binge watch, but rarely do we binge self-care.

Imagine having a super stressful day and instead of doing what we all really want to do (binge eat tons of ice cream and watch the complete Breaking Bad series in one weekend) we instead give ourselves the things that we really need. Last year, I read a lot about Hygge and it's a perfect thing to explore this time of year if you're in the northern hemisphere and heading into winter. Hygge is all about self-care and is possibly the truest form of binge self-care in existence today.


My self-care routine is constantly evolving. Currently, I'm rucking which is an awesome way to build in a workout during your normal daily routine. I have my ruck, along with a 30 lb weight and take it with me everywhere. If I'm on a walk with my kids, I take the ruck. Last week we went to the zoo and with the ruck, I was able to push myself harder than I would've otherwise. This simple, yet effective, change to my routine makes a big difference in my overall happiness and general life satisfaction.


The combination of a Hygge lifestyle and rucking is a great way to rise above moments of stress.

We all do better in life when we feel better. What are you doing to keep yourself well? What's your routine? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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