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The Best Interventions are Effective AND Doable

The Best Interventions are Effective AND Doable

We were finishing up our Crossfit workout the other day, and the coach was talking about some mobility exercises we might try to cool down and help our muscles recover. Interestingly, he said he doesn’t usually recommend athletes do long mobility sessions. Instead, he...
5 Activities to Help You Stay in the Present

5 Activities to Help You Stay in the Present

It’s difficult to stay in the present. I struggle with this a lot. I’m either living in the past, feeling regret or sadness about things that have already happened. Or I’m living in the future, feeling anxiety or fear about things that haven’t occurred yet. Living Out...
How to Enjoy the Process AND the Outcome

How to Enjoy the Process AND the Outcome

In life, it is important to enjoy the process, not just focus on the outcome. This is something I struggle with a lot. At work, I’m often focused on outcome. “Let’s get this paper published ASAP!” “What’s your plan for defending your dissertation and graduating?”...
Try to See Your Goal in a Tangible Way

Try to See Your Goal in a Tangible Way

Sometimes it’s good to see your goal in a tangible way. Tangible means physical, like you can touch it. Disappointment with Crossfit I remember one morning after I finished my Crossfit workout, I stretched a bit and gathered my things. As I was leaving, I saw the guys...
What is the Function of Your Behavior?

What is the Function of Your Behavior?

Often when we’re trying to solve a problem in our lives, we focus on our behavior. At face value, this makes a lot of sense. Behavior is powerful and important. If we want something different to happen in our lives, we need to make concrete changes in our day-to-day...
Set a Time Limit For Your Tasks

Set a Time Limit For Your Tasks

The amount of time you allot to complete a task influences the amount of time the task will take to complete. Let me tell you about an experience I had that illustrates this principle. One of my friends misplaced his car keys, so I drove him across town to get his...
Sometimes Just Showing Up is a Win

Sometimes Just Showing Up is a Win

I finished my CrossFit workout this morning, and I felt exhausted. It was a challenging workout, and I’ve been struggling to get back in shape following an injury. Throughout the workout, I basically just felt like I was surviving and struggling to get through it. I...
How To Be Less Anxious-Part 3: 5 Tips

How To Be Less Anxious-Part 3: 5 Tips

This post is Part 3 in a 3-part blog series on how to be less anxious. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Anxiety is About Fear  In the first two posts, I talked about two big ideas when thinking about anxiety. First, anxiety is about fear. Our...
Amor Fati: Even When You Fracture Your Coccyx

Amor Fati: Even When You Fracture Your Coccyx

Amor Fati means love of fate. How can we not just accept our circumstances, but actually love them? You can’t always choose what happens to you, but you can always choose how you respond to it. You can choose to find the opportunity in your obstacle. Many times this...
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