I have a hard time stilling my mind and my body – this is why yoga is a positive, challenging activity for me. When I sit for long periods of time my body physically hurts. I get this painful, tickling feeling in my legs that can only be released by a pounding run on concrete – I basically have to beat the pain from my legs – knowing this I should run daily, but I don’t – although this will soon change!!! I’ve been caught bouncing on my stability ball at work – there’s actually a pretty entertaining video of it – the movement calms me and helps me to concentrate.
I have a difficult time with lulls. When I am not under the pressure of a deadline, absorbing new information at a rapid speed, or constantly being presented with challenges, I get bored, frustrated, angry and antsy as hell. I never realized this about myself, but a therapist friend of mine told me that I have ADHD – concentrated in the hyperactivity side. She has seen me get off of a tour bus in the middle of a city because I could no longer sit still, or pay attention to the guide. I walked the remainder of the route and met them at the end – nuts, I know.
I need movement and mental stimulation – I thrive in fast-paced, ever-changing environments.