Monday, February 5, 2018
Daily Thought 2018
Flow Trigger Varieties – Psychological
Each of these Flow Triggers have an impact our performance and help us predict how we will perform in the future.  Psychological triggers are internal strategies that drive attention into the here and now. Develop the skill of intense focused concentration, design crystal clear goals, create feedback metrics, and choose the right challenge for your skill set to trigger FLOW in your pursuits.
1. Creative

  • Pattern Recognition
  • Risk Taking

2. Environmental

  • High Consequences
  • Rich Environment
  • Deep Embodiment

3. Psychological

  • Intensely Focused Attention – Producing flow requires long periods of uninterrupted concentration, and deep focus. This means multi-tasking is out. FLOW demands singular tasks and it demands solitude.
  • Clear Goals – Know what you are doing and why.
  • Immediate Feedback – As a focusing mechanism, immediate feedback is something of an extension of clear goals. Clear goals tell us what we’re doing; immediate feedback tells us how to do it better.
  • The Challenge/Skills Ratio – The challenge needs to be slightly greater than the skills we bring to the task. FLOW exists near the fine line between boredom and anxiety.

“This is our mystery: a rare radical state of consciousness where the impossible becomes possible.” Ken Kotler, author of “The Rise of Superman”
4. Social

  • Shared Clear Goals
  • Good Communication
  • Familiarity
  • Equal Participation
  • Risk
  • Sense of Control
  • Close Listening
  • Always Say Yes

Read more…17 Flow Triggers

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Heart Rate – The Window Inside the Body
Monitoring your heart rate is a form of biofeedback data – so you know what is going on inside your body. Although there are many subjective clues as to how your body is doing during exercise (perceived exertion, breathing rate, physical sensations), none is as reliable as measuring your heart rate. It is objective and is affected by both internal and external factors – meaning you will have a dependable measure of your physical state. A heart rate monitor gives you a physiological window, through accurate heart rate measurement, into your body’s response to the moment-to-moment changes in your physical activity.
Read more…LWC HR Guide

Spartan SGX Training Tip: Workout of the Day (WOD)
Week 4 Day 1 Sprint WOD: Pulling

Beachbody Nutrition Tip: A Long List of Good Things to Eat
Here’s a list of really good food that will become one of your most important tools in terms of changing the way you eat and making the right, balanced choices. Although you can’t eat “all you want” off this or any list, these foods pack a wonderful nutrient punch. They’re very, very good for you. You still need to eat less, but these foods aren’t calorie dense, which makes choosing among them far less stressful than selecting from “low-fat” or “low-calorie” items in the packaged food aisles. You still need to exercise like crazy because it keeps your machinery in shape. Chris Crowely author of “Younger Next Year”.

Read more…A Long List of Good Things to Eat

“Actions speak louder than words. “Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin