Thursday, August 3, 2017
Expanding Emotional Capacity
There are times when life’s demands overwhelm our emotional capacity, even when we practice energy recovery. Just as there is a physical limit to our energy, so there is an emotional limit to how much our EQ can tolerate without turning negative, and counterproductive. You have to build your emotional capacity much in the way world-class athletes train for big competitions. Smaller challenges that progressively build strength and confidence that lead to bigger challenges that stretch your limits mentally and physically. There is nothing more detrimental to your success than insecurity and low self-esteem. Positive daily energy rituals can be very effective to building the confidence and energy to take on the big tasks, instead of holding back and playing it safe. A morning walk or run, a daily devotional, a healthy breakfast everyday, or a daily coffee meeting with a close friend or family member are all possible daily rituals that will lift you up and get you ready to face the world again today. Find what works for you, but find something. It will not happen on it’s own, your emotional capacity diminishes when it is not challenged from time to time. Think of the pressure like that of a diamond, after a long period of time under pressure emerges this exquisite shining rock. You are currently a diamond in the rough. When will you emerge?
“Any time you wrap your emotional life around the weaknesses of another person, you empower those weaknesses to control you.” Dr. Stephen R. Covey
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Progress Feature
Progress Summary tallies up the total number of your training sessions, duration, calories, distance, and sleep data. All the training results in your Diary have been taken into account. Select the date range you want to review and click refresh to see your totals. Use this feature to see your performance over time or during one of our online challenges.
Nutrition Tip: Right On Schedule
You can avoid overeating and boost your metabolism by keeping an eye on the clock. A recent study revealed that eating at regular intervals throughout the day appears to help people eat less and burn more calories than eating at irregular times. Stick to a schedule as much as possible, and be sure to keep healthy snacks like nuts, fresh fruit, and whole-wheat crackers on hand to munch on when your usual mealtime gets delayed.
“Personal growth is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself.” Dennis Waitley
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