There are times when I try to really think hard before I say yes to this question. The reason is because I’m making it a point to stay in a positive mindset. A positive mindset to the point where I don’t think about my overwhelm or stress.
But that’s also where I go wrong.
While it’s not good to get caught up in stress, it’s just as detrimental to act like it doesn’t exist.
It’s perfectly understandable to not have it together, especially in these current times. But there should always be some kind of progression to managing your stress before it takes a complete hold of you.
That’s where you don’t want to be!
Because it can lead to a slew of other problems that you may never come back from.
With a change in mindset, you can make daily stress a manageable thing to deal with.
Let’s understand that stress is something that will never go away. That feeling is something that needs to be managed.
I came across this wonderful article on dealing with stress and overwhelm by Leo Babauta at Zenhabits.net.
This article was so cool because it goes into the importance getting into that point of realization and recognization about your stress.
Enjoy it! Hell, read it twice and let me know what you think!
In late 2016 I came across the subject of dopamine.
According to WebMD, dopamine is: a type of neurotransmitter. Your body makes it, and your nervous system uses it to send messages between nerve cells. That’s why it’s sometimes called a chemical messenger.
A more simple way to put it, it’s the pleasure chemical. The feel good hormone. It’s the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning to go out and crush it. Not too many people discuss dopamine when they’re on the subject of having a good time, addiction, drive, determination and accomplishment.
But it matters more than you realize, especially when it comes to dealing with the unseen mental issues we face in our lives.
When you watch a movie, have sex, spark attraction, take on an exciting endeavor or climb onto a roller coaster, dopamine plays a huge roll in your good time.
The thing about dopamine is, as much as it can be a good thing to feel that rush and that pleasure, it’s something you have to monitor and govern as well.
You can easily become addicted to drugs, porn, sugar and other dangerously inviting activities if you let your sensors get the best of you.
Understanding exactly what dopamine is and how it effects you are the keys to maintaining control of yourself.
Here’s some further information until we revisit this topic in depth at a later time.
Have you had your daily water consumption today? How about weekly? Monthly?
If your answer to any of these questions is no, it’s most likely that the answer is the same to all of them.
The human body is 60% water in totality. That’s more than half of your body being made up of liquid, even though we are recognized as solid flesh.
I don’t know about you, but that’s extremely fascinating to me. The idea that we are, in essence liquid beings! (Ever see that movie The Abyss?)
With that being said, the discussion of water benefits to the body can go on forever. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t get into a few of them here. Now I personally have no problem drinking water. It’s the absolute greatest form of liquid to put into your body and I don’t feel like it should be struggle.
But if it is, rest easy because you are not alone.
Check out this article on the amazing things that can happen when you finally give your body the hydration that it needs. I feel like I should say now that the amount of water to b consumed daily will depend on how active you are and what your health status is (respectfully).
Without further ado, here is this great pièce by Kristin Limoges. Enjoy and let me know what you think.
I’m going to write more on this question at a later time, but for now I just wanted to put the question out there.
Is Home fitness the new normal?
My gym has been shut down for 3 months now. I drove by the other night just to look through the window. You see where I’m going with this?
So I keep it pushing at home. But what if this really is the new normal?
I mean I wouldn’t have a problem with it. I started my fitness journey at home doing calisthenics and light weights. Back then I was just enjoying the process of getting up in the morning, drinking some water, getting some fruit in my stomach and Hitting it!
The interesting thing was, I saw some results, but I didn’t see real results until I improved my diet. But when I did, That’s when it became addicting.
I did this for 3 years straight going through circuit after circuit, variation after variation. Those times were fun and I learned a lot about keeping on a schedule, pre planning my workouts and taking it seriously all the way to the end.
I guess I just wanted to rant a little about my love for the gym and how I miss it so much, along with reassuring myself for this home fitness journey.