Equipping yourself with the right tools is 95% of getting the job done right. When you have the right tools at your disposal, it limits room for error and allows you to work more efficiently.
Having the latest fitness equipment is a great start, but there is an even more powerful piece of machinery you’re going to want to make sure is up and running and performing at its peak before beginning.
And that would be your brain. Your brain is your most powerful tool and when you can understand how it works, and how you can change it when…
I’ll be the first to tell anyone that my habits… mmmm, well… they’re not the best. But then again, one of my habits is to always point out the negative soooooo yea.
When it comes to achieving new things — like how I’ve been trying to run a mile a day, or do one perfect pull-up (that’s been on my list for-EV-VA!), the fact is I struggle to maintain consistency, and my habits whole-heartily support this inconsistency.
Which begs the question… how does one stay consistent when one always allows life to get in the way?
I thought about this…
Anyone can create a goal. Big, small, scary, outlandish, hairy… it’s fun to imagine what’s possible and set out to make it happen within a neat little container of time.
They’re super fun to set, but it turns out they’re not at all what you should be focusing on, they’re not what matters most. What does matter most is what you do between here and there — the journey you take — the shit you do day in and day out that strengthens your commitment to staying the course regardless of results. Your commitment turns out is the only thing…
It’s a fact — at least in my eyes — that running is a subtle form of torture anyone can inflict on themselves in the pursuit of wanting to become more fit and able-bodied.
We could say this about all forms of fitness, in fact, however, I find running to go above and beyond horrendous and I can’t stand it, which begs the question, Why have I decided to run one mile a day for 30 days when I find it to be such a dreadful endeavor?
Simple. I want to know if I can embrace the suck and do…
How well do you do overwhelm?
I don’t jive well with it. It doesn’t take much, a simple influx of unchecked open commentary running through my brain will have me running out the door in need of a good soul walk on most days of the week.
This may seem like an obvious co-contributor to overwhelm: fleeing from overwhelm would make one think I’m only adding to it.
But in fact, I’ve come to find that the opposite is true.
Changing my surroundings has a profound effect on managing my thought processes. I become distracted, and my focus shins outward…
Turns out I’m not as good at the whole eating veggies thing as I had imagined. And I love cheese to the moon and back.
How did I discover this reality?
Here’s a trick you can try tomorrow that has the potential to open your eyes up to how you really eat — even if you think you already know. (And you think it’s healthy too!)
Over the years, many clients kept a food log to help understand where the disparity lied between their weight gain and what they were eating because a lot of the time it wasn’t adding…
It seems utterly contrary to popular belief, after all, who in their right mind would want to make life more difficult? It’s downright absurd.
To struggle is to bring about varying degrees of suffering and we humans are not designed to deal with struggle or difficulties with grace. There are the outliers who thrive in those situations, but as a whole, we’d rather declare our intentions, and then sit back, make a sandwich, and wait to see what happens, sans struggle.
It’s easy to think of this idea as a means to push past your limiting beliefs, of doing something…
Life flows when you’re in the zone. It flows so well and so easily in fact that you may sometimes stop to think what all the fuss was about. And you never see the headlights coming until they stop you dead in your tracks.
“Headlights” can be referred to as life itself. It has a way of sidetracking you when you least expect it, taking your perfectly working routine and turning it so all arrows point South. You go down so fast it takes weeks before you can think of making your way back up from whence you fell.
Having a practice is the “thing” that makes things happen.
Whatever your “it” is that you’re after (i.e. a smaller waistline, a promotion, an organized kitchen), the practice you put in place is what will get you to be able to say, “I did it, I made it happen!”
And maybe what you made happen looks a little different than what you expected, or maybe it’s spot on. But whatever you produced came out of the practice you created.
This goes both ways, good and bad.
Bad habits, when practiced dutifully, will results in an outcome you may have not…
How do you plan?
I wanted to get into the habit of writing every day — this is something I’ve been after for years, much in the same way someone who wants to lose weight goes after it repeatedly; zealous at first, and then the hard reality sets in: this isn’t going to be easy.
There are numerous stops and starts but it wasn’t until I saw it beginning to pay off that it clicked for me. The psychology of it promotes getting into the habit for the sake of refining your process. …