….and don’t go all True Confessions on me here. I’m talking about being addicted to running/exercising. Duh…
I know we all talk about being addicted to running and/or working out. And I would say this is good, for the most part. But it can get to the point where it is not longer a positive addiction. Negative addictions like alcoholism and drug abuse are bad BUT we can also become addicted to positive behaviors and this helps to instill self-confidence. But recently I was doing some research looking for info helpful in working with a client and I found this:
A positive addiction must be a noncompetitive activity (uh oh…) which can be performed alone for about one hour each day (um, yeah so where does a 20 mile run fit into this???). The activity to which you/me/we are addicted will lead to personal improvement and, the kicker…the person (you/me/we/I) needs to be able to perform the activity without becoming self-critical.
So, what do you think? Is your addiction to running a healthy addiction?