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?

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.

Appreciation

Grass always looks greener on the other side.If it’s your side everyone wants to burn it down by fooling you into doing it.Just appreciate what you have and work on it for improvement.It just a waste of time to whine about what other people have.It doesn’t give you the stuff you want,it just stuffs your brain with uselessness.

Dealing with Stress

How stress affects us depends on our response to it.

If we cower in fear and dread,the stress will overwhelm us and destroy us.

If we rise and resist the stress,we will eventually break it down before it gets to us.

Morning

The point of getting up early is to surprise the day with your preparations.

Let’s be honest: It’s very hard to get through the day on your terms.Some or the other things pops up to be taken care of.

The least we can do is start the day on our own terms.If the outside world demands you to be out of bed at a certain time,you get up even earlier to get your personal work done.

We must remember that we live for ourselves in this world not the other way round.

Get the best out of your day before it gets the most out of you.

Well-being

With time our physical well being has improved but what about our mental health being?

How can we judge which one is more important to take care of now?

I just have one thing to say: You can take a pill to alleviate physical pain but there exists no pill that gives meaning to your life.

Physical health has become easier to take care of now.So yes,pay attention more to your mental health because it needs your constant love and care.

In the end it is for the individual to decide in what way they want to be happy physically,psychologically or both.

Struggle

There are only two ways to counter a problem: Either you solve it or forget it’s existence,at least for the time being.

First one is a very palpable option! What about the latter? Solving is what everyone of us try to do.But sometimes we need to forget.We cannot do everything all the time,at least alone.Over-stressing doesn’t help you face problems but preparing for stress does.You sometimes need to wait for the right time and opportunity.

Isn’t our education system a great example for it? We don’t teach college level math to a middle schooler – not because they can’t solve it – but because they can’t solve it RIGHT NOW.

If we could solve all of our problems in one day,we wouldn’t have any problems on the next day.But that doesn’t happen,does it? If you can solve something,solve it.If you can’t solve something,prepare for it.