Something you love doing causing you pain. Another reason I am starting to focus more on lifting is because my left hip hurts all the time. Just non-stop chronic pain and tightness. As I sit here writing this after an open mat, where I only went 40%, I can feel my left hip start to tighten and throb. Mentally, this makes me protect myself when I roll so I can't go as hard as I would like to go, even if going hard is only 60%. That takes a toll on the old brain meats.
This makes me feel defeated, but it also makes me problem solve. I would like to compete again the second half of this year. This means my training has to change. Cheers to solving my hips problems. Yay, mid-30's, yaaaaaaayyyy.
I've been trying for the life of me to figure out why anxiety is a little higher than normal. Or why I want to hide. Take a week off of work.
Training and owning a gym is a HIGHLY social job, so every time I talk on the phone, hang out, go out, etc, and it involves other people, I am drained beyond belief.
So if you ask to hang out and I say no, yea, it's you. Not you the person. Just you. A person. And me, having to interact with you. Be around you. A person. It has nothing to do with me loving you, or caring about you. If you're in my life I probably care deeply for you.
If you think this is a mean thing to think or say or write. Don't care. I'm sure you've thought or said or have written something similar at one point in your life. And I respect that. Because sometimes you need to be you. And all the you's need personal space the way I need personal space. And that's pretty frickin cool.
So what am I doing this Easter weekend? Not hanging out with you. ;)
Also known as emotional intelligence, emotional literacy simply means you can communicate your emotional state and feelings. We all know your communication skills improve if your vocabulary is constantly growing. You will successfully recognize emotions in others and within yourself if you know a variety of emotions. Good emotional literacy means you know anywhere from 25-35 words, and average is close to 20 words.
So lets do a little challenge, shall we? How many emotions do you actually know? List them in the comments, and don't peek at other answers!
Value: a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life. Basically, what we believe is most important for us. Do you know your values? Do you walk your talk? Take a look at the list of words below and circle the ones most important to you:
Good. Now narrow your selections down to two. You only get two.
If you spread your values too thin they won't hold any weight in your life. Which two did you pick? Are you living your life close to your values?
Brown Brené. Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts. Random House, 2018.
Stulberg, Brad, and Steve Magness. PEAK PERFORMANCE: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE NEW SCIENCE OF SUCCESS. Rodale Books, 2017.
Oh man. Today. At 7:25am I had an exquisite Vacation Coffee morning. Saturdays are getting busy from a training perspective so I rolled out of bed and decided to grab a cup of ambrosia. My first sip was so excellent it inspired a blog.
5 Vacation Coffee Moments This Week
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