CrossFit: Such an effective therapy substitute. Use the WOD as your outlet. Let it all be free in the form of thirty clean & jerks.
Or should you?
Can you make the distinction between anger and focus? Can you stay collected but still vent? How much do you just “leave at the door”? Do you know the line that you’re not supposed to cross? That line where stress becomes anxiety and affects your WOD? Have you ever crossed that line?
Last night was a challenge for me. Not because the WOD contained two movements that I absolutely dislike, and in high(-er than normal) volumes. But because I let my head get the better part of me. On seven of eight rounds, I let it burn me.
Make your WOD time, strictly that - YOUR time. I lost that last night. Anger and frustration brought tears to my eyes when I finally finished, 19 minutes over my goal. Not because I was gassed. Not because I put myself through something I dislike.
For every other reason than the actual WOD.
Some girls go to the spa for “me” time. I’d rather put my bodyweight above my head and squat it.
Just as long as that time is strictly about me. Just my head and I.