The need to be … “BAD”

The need to be … “BAD”

“Being bad” from time to time is part of YOU.

Me? Bad? 

Yes you! … And myself included.  

It’s part of the human experience. And it is ok.

It means you are real and … authentic.

Notice this behaviour in yourself (and then in the ones around you ). Most of the time we choose to “be bad” by using food, alcohol, shopping because these are the areas that we can control easier in our lives.

We follow lots of rules throughout the day: at the office, on the street, on the bus, at the park, at the supermarket, at home …   

And then, at the end of the day, we find ourselves going home and yelling or arguing with the dear ones just because there is no more (or little) patience/smile/empathy/radiance/positivity/LOVE left whatsoever. And when we don’t want to unload our frustrations on others we finish one row of cookies/chocolate without even noticing the wrap.

Did you find yourself getting dressed and buying chocolate glazed almonds at 11:00 p.m.? I have. I had the urge to break some rules. Self imposed ones.

I am not saying you should go wild. No, not at all. After all, self-control is one of the things that separates us from other species. I am saying that you consciously choose to “break the rules” in a more constructive way in order to feed this part of yourself. This is your soul that wants to break free. Give it a voice.

Being bad for me right now means staying awake past 1:00 a.m., ignoring the liver detoxification time (even if I am completely aware of the consequences tomorrow). All this to enjoy some “me-time”. Alone. Writing this article.