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Self-assessment tool I am using: CRIPES
Today, my wife began asking a number of questions about how I felt, at the moment, about my life in general.  She told me she was doing a “CPIPES” assessment.  “CRIPES” is an acronym for the following; Career, Relationships, Intellectual, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual.  Each area is scored on a zero to ten scale. Upon completion, divide your total score by 60 and see how you did.  To interpret your score, think about your grades in school.  60% or below is an F, 60-69% is a D, 70-79% is a C, 80-89% is a B, and 90% and higher is an A.  Most people score in the D and C range (I gave myself a D – today…).  Next, think deliberately about what you can do in order to build up each of the categories by just one point.  These are your actions steps for the next week.  Give this a shot and let me know what you think!

App I am downloading:
This week I started up my endurance training in preparation for an Olympic distance (1-mile swim, 26-mile bike ride, 6.2-mile run) triathlon on June 26 in San Diego.  Due to the rain and being short on time this week, I dusted off my bicycle trainer (think poor man’s Peloton) and downloaded the app called Zwift.  Zwift is an app that connects to your bicycle via a speed sensor that is placed on your wheel.  It will show you a virtual world in which you can cycle against, or with, other people from around the world.  There are different worlds you can ride in and the entire process is gamified in order to keep you pedaling.  If you are in need of an easy on the body way to workout, cycling with Zwift might be a great way to get it done.  Be ready to sweat like crazy (think about a lake of sweat under your bike…gross!) and build your endurance fitness!

Quote I am repeating:
“Without proper self-assessment, failure is inevitable.” ~ John Wooden
Sometimes it is easy to let things slide.  To let the parts of the day that would really challenge you, pass you by.  Sometimes, just showing up feels like too much to ask.  However, when we can step back, gain perspective and recognize that nobody is coming to save us, we realize that we need to take responsibility.  We need to put whatever energy we have left, into the most important, and often most difficult action steps that will move us towards the life we desire.  This week, attempt to be honest with yourself.   Don’t allow your tricky mind to talk you out of the things you know you need to do in order to be the best version of yourself.  Make it a point to get real with yourself about where you are currently and what it will take to move the needle in the right direction.  Remember, you are more powerful than you think!

Have a kick ass week everyone!
In Health,
Dr. Devin Shea, DC

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