There will come a point in all our lives where we’re going to have to take some time off from training — whether it’s planned or not. The impetus behind the decision could stem from an illness, injury, a major life event, a vacation, or simply falling off the wagon. Regardless, there might be a hiccup that occurs down the line — and hey, that’s okay.
Perhaps you’re in the midst of training for a marathon and suffered an acute sprain. Maybe our personal relationships shift or a huge life milestone occurs — like having a child. …
We buy stuff we don’t need all the time.
In my teenage years, my allowance was barely enough to buy me a decent meal in the cafeteria. It didn’t help that my family would be at the mall every Sunday and that my mother wasn’t fond of leisure shopping, because I loved buying clothes. I would save up by bringing a lunch box to school and starting an online clothing store.
Those years taught me to be more economical and to make wiser purchases. I gradually understood the business of fashion and learned to delay gratification. …
Imagine that you have the perfect life. All of your desires are endlessly satisfied.
I’d probably be pretty bored, and probably not creating much. I might even be unconsciously creating problems just for the sake of solving them. (I think a lot of us do this.)
If you’re filled with ennui about your work, you might need to try a sort of hedonic reset to give your creative teeth something to gnaw on like a happy dog intent on a fresh bone. Grrrr…..
This year it will be 20 years since I first picked up a guitar.
I’ve put thousands of hours and literal blood, sweat, and tears into that instrument, and it has all been worth it.
Did I become the rock star I wanted to as a young teenager? Eh, no — but that’s OK.
Reflecting back on my progress on guitar over the last 20 years, I realize that I’ve learned so much about the learning process itself. …
I’ve been working in the tech industry for over ten years at various software as a service (SaaS) companies on customer success teams. I started my tech career working for an EdTech startup where I was writing marketing materials and managing customer relationships. Then I moved on to a ratings and reviews company that helped brands and retailers collect and amplify reviews on their products to increase conversion. Next up, I joined a tech recruiting company that helped other companies hire tech talent through targeted content. …
Few fitness moves, aside from maybe good old walking, are more functional than a squat. After all, being able to stand up safely and comfortably from a chair (or, you know, a toilet) helps you move with ease throughout your daily life; maintaining the strength to go from seated to standing also helps you maintain your independence as you age. But in a fitness setting, many folks can’t — or believe they can’t — do a “proper” squat, where the hips get to parallel with or just a bit lower than the knees.
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by Max Frenzel
I don’t know about you, but shopping stresses me out. Even online shopping!
There was a short window of time when I liked to shop — that was way back when I was a teenager hanging out at the mall, digging for clothes at Wet Seal or The Gap. But gag-me-with-a-spoon, the mall is the last place you’d find me today.
Now, I could go the way of Lauren Bravo, a recovering over-shopper who spent a year not buying clothes and wrote about it in her book “How To Break Up With Fast Fashion: A guilt-free guide to changing the…
Leading yourself as an entrepreneur can be a daily struggle at times. It’s hard to get up day in, day out and generate your own energy and belief in something that doesn’t exist yet.
Recently I went out on my own as a business consultant and coach. The timing was three months before COVID hit, and luckily, I had a contract that transitioned me through 2020. This year, finding a steady stream of work has been a struggle.
With the lockdowns and restrictions, old-school in-person networking became non-existent. …
When the pandemic hit last year and the sudden changes in the kind of life we started living, most people’s mental health was affected. Like everybody else, I was affected too. However, I found my solace in snacks. Tired? I snacked. Happy? I snacked. Sad? I snacked. Bored? I snacked. Have to deal with something? First snack. Snacking helped me cope with the loss, the helplessness, and to some extent, even the guilt. If anything, I became a habitual snacker.
I snacked all the time — before the meals, after the meals, along with the meals, in between the meals…
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