Chasing the High 

It’s okay; we’re all doing it.

You know, looking for that feeling. The rush, the euphoria – that feeling… like you’re invincible. Chasing the high.

So how do you chase yours?

Many people turn to alcohol to chase the feeling. Other’s indulge in various types of drugs. Some even get that high off of manipulating and hurting people.

Some people can’t live a day without the high, for others it’s a slow brew of discomfort until they chase it like they are going to explode if they don’t catch it.

In my younger years, in an effort to obtain that feeling of being truly alive I would drink. It was the only way that I felt I could let go. And so I chased my high in various clubs and bars and friends of friends houses until constantly trying to get that high brought me, ultimately, to a low.

Then, I found weight lifting, and was introduced to a whole new kind of high. Endorphins rushing, heart racing, and the exhilaration of trying something new. Eventually, the high became simply a part of the feeling of having accomplished something. Every time I reached a new goal, my soul expanded with joy.

I have also felt this feeling doing the following activities:

Falling in love.


Laughing so hard, I cry.

Going on an adventure.


What do you do to chase it?

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Welcome to Standing Strong Wellness, where we embrace how much a strong body supports a strong mind! I'm Jen Standing - Certified Nutrition Consultant, Blogger, Food Lover, and CEO behind SSW. I'm a wellness-nerd who loves sharing my knowledge with others on all things food, fitness, nutrition, and mental health - stick around for tips on all of those topics!

One thought on “Chasing the High 

  1. Great post! I turned to fitness and it’s the best feeling when you progress. Also pushing myself to do something I’m scared of…although I would never jump from a plane! 🙂 x

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