Goal attainment

To accomplish any goal, you need to overcome the physical hurdle and the psychological hurdle associated with it.

The physical hurdle is easier to overcome than the psychological hurdle because, it is something you can observe and work on directly.

We are not as adept when dealing with a psychological hurdle because, it is something that stays in the shadow, beyond the reach of human senses to detect in earlier stages.

That’s why we many times push ourselves to physical extremes without realising that we have already broken down, well and past, the psychological hurdle.

Even though we are giving our best physically, our mental self would not feel the same satisfaction since it has been damaged.

What happens there on is, even if we succeed in our physical reality, we stay in an or underwhelmed or overwhelmed state, or overall an unsatisfied state in our psyche.

What we need to do to overcome this is, treat physical and psychological as two children of our own, rather than one. Just like with children, we give them simple problems first and then progressively increase the difficulty level, we need to start with basics with our physical and psychological self, and slowly make them stronger together.

If we can join a gym to stay healthy physically, shouldn’t we also engage in a mental gym to grow psychologically?

Life Lesson by Neuroscience

Did you know your nervous system consists of three types of neurons : sensory, motor and interneuron?

And do you know which type of neuron, amongst the three, is the most abundant in your body? It is the interneuron.

Sensory neurons sense the world around us and motor neurons act on that world. Interneuron connect sensory and motor neurons forming a complex network. THAT’S WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT.

My main intention to write this post was to teach a valuable lesson of life derived from the understanding of our own biological system.

Strength is not in the individual, but in the connections we make with the other individuals.

You may become the best at your work (like the sensory and motor neuron), but it is your connectivity (interneuron) with others that gives your strength meaning.

Cognition & Speech

Just because someone doesn’t speak up doesn’t mean they don’t understand.

Not everything is to be replied to,the alternative is to think over it.

I have seen elders pushing children to be more outspoken.But why nobody encourages children to think more? They can’t speak unless they think,can they? For productive speech,productive thinking is necessary.

Weight loss

Calories consumed minus Calories expended if in negative results in weight loss.Simple enough?

Well there is a problem of perception here.Instead of working on latter people work on the former to lose weight.

People starve themselves to reduce the calorie intake and in the process miss out on vital macro & micro nutrients they should be getting from food.

But you can’t blame them.To increase the number of calories expended you gotta exercise a lot and who has time & will to do just that?

Well exercise doesn’t help us lose a lot of weight,at least not as much as we are made to believe.Our BMR or base metabolic rate is responsible for most of the weight loss.BMR is used when you are just surviving really – breathing,sitting,walking,etc – any routine is included.

So have foods which are primarily rich in protein in addition to other nutrition because it takes longer to digest and keeps you full for longer period of time,burning more fat of body in the process.

If you exercise have a pre and post workout meal ready rich in protein and carbohydrates.Pre workout meal should be taken 30 minutes before as a standard and post workout meal can be eaten immediately.Protein will help build muscle mass and carbohydrates will refuel you.

Drinking and bathing in cold water can help you to boost your metabolism and increase weight loss.But drink cold water on empty stomach,not on full because it will hinder the digestion process.

And when I say weight loss I mean you should focus on fat loss rather than muscle loss.Muscles are important to carry out day-to-day activities.Fat is also good to keep body insulated and warm but too much is additional burden.

Most of the weight loss is about dietary changes.Consume fast food just once a week and rest of the week stick to your healthy diet of vegetables,legumes,lean meat,etc.

Don’t consume too many fruits as they are high on sugar.If you consume dairy and meat,make sure to choose the low-fat ones.

Limit

True workout is not when you push your body beyond limits,it is when you push your limits farther ahead.

Don’t break limits,expand your limits.The point is not to break but to change and become better.

Pushing the limits accommodates growth.Pushing your body is a recipe for damage.