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Wait for your smart water bottle to tell you when to drink. Can't decide if you're just a bit sore or too fatigued to train? Let your heart rate monitor make the call. Let's look at just how far the senses versus sensors seesaw has tipped toward technology, and what you can do about it. Engineering Discomfort and Manufacturing Suffering As a society, do we care about anything as much as being comfortable? From multizone heating and cooling at home and work to dual-zone climate control and cold-weather packages in our cars, we go out of our way to never feel extremes of temperature or weather. As a result, we've suppressed our innate regulation ability, which kept ancient tribes alive as they migrated across searing deserts and frozen tundra. You have problems, and so do I. What is tangibly being done to solve these problems? Furthermore, should we really care? Do we even want to care? If you're someone like me, who just wants to figure out how to practically care more, this is a great article for you. Whether it's about the global water crisis or simply increasing the size of your paycheck, it's time we cared a little more. Not by sharing a little Facearticle post about what we want to see happen, but by actually doing the steps it takes to make it really happen. It's about time you got the education they won't teach you in schools to practically give a crap. Because, without this education, we'll keep living our pathetically apathetic lives as usual. Solving Problems 101 - It's Simple, But Difficult for Most Then as I got older, and after I had kids, I started to gain weight, and when I was in my mid-thirties, my body began to change. He would tell me he needed a younger woman.

I knew he was with younger women then. I would do things like bleach my hair, exercise a lot, and go to the beauty parlor all of the time. I would dress sexy. I would do all of these things and nothing I did made a difference. This just made it worse for me, trying to please someone who I couldn't please. Over the years, I went to as many as fifteen therapists. Sometimes I would get my husband to go. We were in therapy within the first two weeks of our marriage. To counter the comfort we've engineered in so many aspects of our cushy, abundant lives, we feel the need to come up with artificial experiences that expose us to the kind of extremes that help us not only self-regulate temperature but also to feel. This is why I join my friends and colleagues Laird Hamilton, Gabby Reece, and Wim Hof in dunking myself in an ice bath and sweating out in a dry sauna three times a week, and why I take freezing showers every other day. It's also the reason we hurl ourselves into icy pools during obstacle races and test our endurance in extreme environments, such as running across Death Valley in the Badwater Ultramarathon or, in Wim's case, completing marathons across the Arctic Circle in nothing more than a pair of shorts. You don't need to go to such lengths. But it'd be worthwhile to get uncomfortable more often and rely on technology less as you're doing so. Instead of setting the air in your car to 63 degrees, roll down the windows and let some fresh air in. Go for a run in the heat of the day sometimes instead of in the cool of the early morning--and do it tech free. Test out that plunge pool that nobody uses at your health club. By giving our bodies and brains stimuli outside of the narrow range of comfort we've created, we can help reawaken everyday sensation and prepare our bodies to self-regulate when we have to face the extremes--even if that's just shoveling the driveway when it's 20 degrees outside or doing that charity bike ride with our kids in the middle of an August heat wave. Another benefit to the heat/ice practice is that it can't be done when hooked up to a device. So, you've got a problem. Someone you know is dealing with a problem and you want to help them out.

You could've just picked up the article because it's an interesting title. Whatever the case is, you're likely here to know how to address and solve whatever is bothering you in your life. I'll break down exactly what you need to do, right now. First Step: Specifically identify all the things you want to solve. Write down everything that's bothering you on a whiteboard or a piece of paper or on a document. I prefer a whiteboard because it's big and tangible. This could be about your own physical health, your financial stability, the health of other people or a more large-scale problem. Second Step: Find out how to solve the problems you just wrote down. But I was always seen as the one who simply wasn't happy here in the United States. I was told we had communication problems. Well, maybe my English was not so great, but my Spanish was just fine. I continued to ask for help, but I didn't get the help I needed. His addiction was progressing. He was becoming more secretive with his behavior and hiding it within his workplace. There was eventually the threat of a lawsuit because it appeared he had nonconsensual sex with a coworker. But let me remind you, I was still working very hard to be the perfect wife. We tried to keep our arguing very private so the kids did not see. But the kids were now teenagers and they would ask, How can we be the perfect family when Daddy has two other kids and Mommy is not the mother? Constant connection to our tech toys makes it more difficult than ever to set aside personal time in which we're doing restorative activities--like meditating or praying, breathing, or even just taking a soak--without monitoring. We need to think more deeply about the consequences of this tethering, and make more of an effort to create moments of introspection in which we're not focused on an external object but on our inner selves.

One of the instincts that Laird Hamilton has honed over the years is his ability to sense danger before it manifests itself and to take corrective action. When you're dealing with multistory waves, failure to do so can be fatal. Laird has found that this highly sensitive built-in early-warning system also works when he trades water for snow. I was in Alaska snowboarding with a friend in an area known for its frequent avalanches, Laird said. He was about to start another run and I felt like something was off. I knew something bad was about to happen, so I grabbed his jacket and pulled him back to stop him. Right after I did that, this wall of snow blasted right through where he would've been. It would've taken him out. What do you need to do first to solve the problem? What do you need to start doing to improve things like your faith, family, finances, friends, fitness or fun? Read articles online, ask friends, watch Youtube videos and define what the first steps are to take action. Third Step: Schedule when and how frequently you will take action. Break out a calendar and to-do list and schedule specifically when you will take action on these issues. For example, put in your calendar from 8 am to 10 am to do nothing else except finish that crossword puzzle. Without scheduling time to solve your problems, you'll constantly try to find the time. Trust me, you'll never magically find the time. Schedule specific blocks of time to focus on your important issues. Fourth Step: Honor your calendar. Then not too many years ago, my mother told me about my father's infidelities. I thought my father was very religious and would never do that.

I felt so dumb because all of these years I thought I had perfect parents, and then I married someone who has affairs. I thought I should have known better. I beat myself up. So when my mother told me this, I understood that I was not dumb. This is a part of my family history and I am repeating that history. Throughout my family, other women were a part of the men's lives. Finally I told my husband I had had enough. I was leaving; Paying Attention to Your Body We're so used to living in our heads--thinking about a problem at work, what we need from the store, or what's going to happen if we can't complete this next rep--that we forget to pay attention to what our body is telling us. It's sending us messages all the time about how it's doing and what's going on around us. Learning to listen to this biofeedback is an essential part of reconnecting to ourselves and our practice. When You Break An important step in improving your self-awareness is to see how you feel when your breathing pattern is unsustainable or when your position breaks, and to recognize whether what you do next is helping or hurting you. Something I see frequently is that when endurance athletes cross their lactate threshold, they gasp, yawn, or take a double breath to try to take more oxygen in. Do they know how it feels to cross that line, and do they recognize how they're changing their breathing to compensate as they do so? If they've checked both those boxes, do they also understand how to implement a better breathing strategy and how this will help their performance? Technology can help here by providing instant feedback while you're still exercising, in two ways. Don't put down actions that are unrealistic. If you really won't get up at 6 am to read a article, then don't schedule it in your calendar.