Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Emotional Energy: Transforming Threat into Challenge
Physical energy is the raw fuel for igniting our emotional skills and talents. When we perform at our best we experience positive emotions: enjoyment, challenge, adventure, and opportunity. Emotions that arise out of threat or deficit (fear), frustration, anger, sadness have a decidedly toxic feel to them and are associated with the release of specific hormones (mostly cortisol). Emotional intelligence is simply the capacity to manage your emotions skillfully in service of high positive energy and full engagement. The competencies that fuel positive emotion are self-confidence, self-control, social skills, and empathy. Physical and emotional energy are inexplicably connected. Negative emotions drain our energy reserves and take away from our ability to create positive experiences.
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“Our emotions need to be as educated as our intellect. It is important to know how to feel, how to respond, and how to let life in so that it can touch you.” Jim Rohn
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: 10,000 Steps per Day
How many steps do you take each day? Current recommendations are 10,000 steps (equal to 5 miles) is roughly the same as 30 minutes of activity most days. The benefits of activity are many: lower BMI, reduced waist size, increased energy, and less risk for Type II diabetes and heart disease. If don’t get 10,000 steps each day don’t worry just keep moving the goal is to average 10k over the entire week as some days you will do more. Use this guideline as a way of measuring how active your are each day.
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Nutrition Tip: Mini Cutbacks
Most people tend to gain weight as they age. Researchers speculate that cutting as few as 100 calories from a person’s daily diet may be enough to thwart the middle-age spread. One hundred calories would be equal to about a 1-ounce cookie, a medium slice of French bread, or three or four forks full of pasta. Begin with a solid breakfast every single day. Even something quick and easy will get you going and keep you going. Eating breakfast is one of the seven health habits health promotion professionals advocate. Active people who eat breakfast not only gain fuel for a high-energy day, but also tend to be wiser in their food choices the rest of the day. Make your cutbacks later in the day and evening. Do you wake up hungry in the morning? If so you are losing weight by forcing your body to use your reserves to repair your body overnight.
“We can choose to influence others positively through our actions and example. Each of us transmits certain behaviors, feelings, and lifestyles to others. Through this transmission, we can act as transition people, consciously breaking reactive patterns and replacing them with proactive ones.” Stephen R. Covey
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