Podcast episode I am listening to: You Are More Powerful with guest Neal Donald Walsh Neal Donald Walsh is the author of Conversations With God, an amazing book I recommend if you are looking for a spiritual reminder of who you really are. He recently recorded an episode with some absolutely mind altering thoughts in it that really impacted me. If you are looking to change your mindset, give this one a listen. Video I am recommending: Post Workout Stabilization Training For Spine, Shoulder and Hips I get asked all the time what can I do to make myself more injury proof. The three areas I see that cause people the most common problems are the spine, shoulder and hips. For a set of very simple, but also very effective movement to stabilize these areas, check out this great post workout training! Video below! Quote I am loving: "If you are looking to change the world, focus on mastering yourself. " ~ Neal Donald Walsh from You Are More Powerful Podcast If you are looking to make a profound impact on the world, then focusing on yourself is as far out as you need to look. This simple, yet enormously profound thought I believe is foundational if we are looking improve our current society. Becoming more empathetic, a better listener, a more inspiring leader, and so on is exactly what we need more of right now!
Video I am watching: Tony Robbins: Change your life in 2020 There is an amazing concept in this audio on YouTube that is so simple but also so profound. Tony asks you to think of an area of your life you would like to improve in. He then asks you to list exactly where you are at in that area. Next, he instructs you to list all of the behaviors and habits that allow you to be at your current level. Once that is completed, you then identify where you actually like to be at for that area of your life in detail. Finally, he has you determine what actions or behaviors you would need to take in order to be at this next level. So obvious, but I love how it focuses you on creating habits and taking action. Give this a shot for any area of you life and watch it take off! Video I am recommending: Pre-Workout Warm Up Video The most current research supports an active pre-workout warm up. This habit helps to increase your performance, while at the same time reducing your delayed onset muscle soreness and injury susceptibility. This warm up takes about 4-5 minutes and will hit all major muscle groups. Try this out and let me know what you think! Video is below! Quote I am loving: "Focus is what makes the difference between busyness and productivity." ~ Dr. Stephen Franson D.C. I am currently in a big push to eliminate busyness and put all my effort into being productive. It is hard to select which actions will be productive and not just suck your time. However, making a wise decision in this category can save you a massive amount of time and money.
App I am using: AllTrails If you have been following along in these Trending Tuesdays, you know that I have been doing a ton of hiking on the weekends. The free app that I have been to help me find the trailheads, ensure that I am not getting in over my head and keeping me on the right trail is called "AllTrails." I love it because it gives you suggestions for hikes in your area and provides pictures and descriptions of what to expect. We have been having some beautiful weather of late, so take a look at All Trails, get outside and enjoy! How to video I am sharing: 3 At-Home Exercises For Piriformis Syndrome Relief Have you been experiencing pain in your lower back and hips? Does the pain travel from your back, down your hip and into your upper leg? If so, you may have a condition called Piriformis Syndrome. For 3 extremely effective movements you can do at home to get rid of this problem for good, check out the video below and share it with a friend who may have the same symptoms! Quote I am living by: "The only problem you will ever have is your current level of consciousness." ~ Dr. Fred DiDomenico This quote has been taken from the more famous version by Albert Eistein who said, "You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it
Itinerary It is said that habits are permanent after 90 days of consecutive action, while a lifestyle is created after 200 days of consecutive subconscious action. Habits are a medium for us to measure the progress of the action steps we take towards achieving our goals. As the months go by, our resolutions to make changes this year become solidified as we focus on what habitual changes we need to make to become the person that LIVES with the goals that we wish to accomplish. The steps to get to our destination goal is akin to the steps needed to have a great time on vacation! Some people require planning to visit all the historical landmarks they want to see in Europe, others play it by ear. What are my destinations? In my early twenties, I was the person that wanted to have the least amount of stress when going on vacations. No plan, just some funds and be able to relax. At the end of my trips, I was always regretful about the lack of action to see historical places that may not be there tomorrow. As I got older, I began to divulge in my interests on historical venues and wanted to start seeing as many destinations as I can without making a vacation stressful. The amount of planning required to get to the destinations I want to, is the same amount of planning needed to reach your goals! I like to keep things simple, I first identify my goal(destination). Then I break down the steps from that goal, to see what steps I need to get to that goal. For example, if I wanted to get to the Eiffel Tower in by the end of the year, my steps would be made backwards. Arrive at the Eiffel tower Train to Paris, France Figure out when, where, and how much Take a plane to London, Great Britain Figure out how I’m going to pay for that, when to take off, how many days of travel will I be needing Start saving money TODAY! What percentage of my paycheck do I need to save in order to make $1000 for travel costs, room and board, and food. Figure out what changes to my routine do I need to do in order for me to be able to save Figure out what I CANNOT change Bills, rainy day fund savings, devoted study time. Eat