Below is your weekly dose of 4 Thought Friday, a short list of idea’s, thoughts, and experiments from a few members of the Mako Team. Enjoy!
Excellent documentary to watch on Netflix: The Secret! I’ve watched The Secret about 3 times and will continue to watch it. It discusses the Law of Attraction. The energy we put out is the energy we receive. So if you have a positive mindset and are will to give your time and energy to help others, then you will receive the same in return. On the other hand, if you are always asking why me, and stay in a negative mindset, you will receive the negative energy. This 90-minute documentary helps put in perspective of what is truly important and shifts your mind to a positive outlook on life. After you watch it, I would love to hear what positive vision you set in place for yourself.; whether it is to eat healthier, spend more time with your kids outside, read more books, or work on relationships. Enjoy!
I have been playing music as a morning routine for years now. It’s hard for me to sit down and meditate, even knowing how good it is for handling stress, becoming more clear-minded, and increasing productivity during the day. Nevertheless, I know that is all about clearing the mind and allowing your brain to process thoughts subconsciously. A few years back began playing the guitar, despite the usual mindset as you are approaching thirty; “it’s too late,” “I should have started a child…” etc. Though I may not pick things up as quickly as I would of as a young virtuoso I have still found plenty of progress in a short time and enjoy playing by feel and noodling around on the guitar and mandolin in the mornings. Ten to fifteen minutes every morning has become my meditation and something that I have noticed impacts my day in a big way. When I play, I am more focused later in the day, I feel like I’ve already accomplished something, so I tend to build on that win. If you are thinking about picking up an instrument, do it!! Life is longer than we give it credit, and we should push to learn throughout it. It’s okay to suck at something; the goal is an improvement, not perfection.
Scott Scaling for Intensity:
Sometimes scaling a workout (whether it’s the movement, reps or rounds) can feel like a disappointment. However, it’s actually the best thing to do in 99.9% of all situations. When we suggest an option other than Rx, it’s because we feel that it’s the best way to get keep your intensity high in order to reach the desired stimulus. Workouts should very rarely be used as ‘practice’ and more of ‘training’ This means that we should use the time warming up and going over the movements to practice the skill and in training find the appropriate option to keep our intensity high. Because we all know that we get results from intensity!
I have been looking to play and learn an instrument for some time now. I thought about the obvious of the guitar, and I will probably learn one day, but I wanted something different. I recently purchased a Didgeridoo and I have been working through the lessons that came with the purchase. I’ve never been very musically inclined, but learning the didge has taught me that just like drawing did, these are learned skills that anyone can pick up, it just takes time and consistency.
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