Para un Amigo

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world-

When was the last time you took time away from your life?  Do you find yourself so tired of managing “stress” that you find yourself wanting to hit the proverbial reset button?  Do certain relationships sometimes cause you such distress that you fantasize about running away from them and never coming back?

Unfortunately, no matter where we run off to … Awaiting there, with wide open arms: Stress.

CultFit Shire

All of us need regular breaks:  Time away on holiday, having lunch at a local park, reading a good book before bed.  Taking regular breaks actually enhances the development of strength in each one of us.  For the pointy heads reading, there is a term for this process: Hormesis, we can witness this principle at work in two (there are more although we have a limited attention span) important systems.  Our muscles grow and become stronger in response to stress (working out – intelligently) as long as the stress is followed by adequate REST <— Critical Word.  Another system (used loosely) is that old nugget between the ears, our brain.  What is one “thing” that stresses neurons, lobes, nerves, pons and thus ultimately leads to our increased “mental” hardiness? Thinking.

The Workout-

Crocodile Breathing + Dead Man Roll(s) = 30 Perfect Turkish Get Ups (Each arm)


We’ll leave you with a quick thought before the weekend starts:  Our resiliency develops when we’re exposed to stress (moving heavy stuff in the gym, running into the wind and reading some work by Nero and Senaca) … Each and every day and then taking the time to REST.

We’ll leave you with THIS

CultFit Hobbit

12 Comments on “Para un Amigo”

  1. Recently started meditating…again. The wife and I enjoy the parks as often as possible. De-stressing is something you actually have to stop and think about sometimes. We try to make it a regular event.
    30 more perfect TGU’s…oh thank you!

    • CultFit says:

      I don’t think you will have much of a problem with the TGU’s, follow your breath and start knocking them out. 😉 Parks are our reprieve as well as a family, little dude can run about and it allows the two of us to reconnect after a busy week. I wrote a bit ago about stressing over stress, we all do it. The trick is finding the sweet spot, the right amount of resistance that keeps us moving forward. Take care and be well this weekend!

  2. Need to learn to committing to destress and actually make sure I’m doing it correctly! Thanks for this!

    • CultFit says:

      Most of what I talk about today comes from my personal reaction to stress. There have been numerous bloviated and nauseating books written about stress, yet, stress is a very personal matter that only you will be able to find the solution to. Yeah there may be some good “tips” and “tricks” floating about although once you can start quieting your mind, listening to your heart more intimately? This is when you start to let go … Be well this weekend and thank you so much for reading today. 🙂

  3. urbanbeings says:

    i love today’s message, taking time out is so important to manage stress. I also think that stress can be miss-interpenetrated as a really bad thing, when actually, our body’s, minds and spirit can use stress to grow and become stronger (sorry, the fluff just keeps on coming!). Have a great weekend, take care and be well! 🙂

  4. Running away from stress is what I do, and by running, I mean literally hitting the pavement 🙂

  5. bgddyjim says:

    Perfectly put. Great post amigo.

  6. Laura Alonso says:

    Can I book myself into that cabin above please?
    Well written post. I need to come here more often.

    • CultFit says:

      How many nights would you like to book? We do have a guest “Happy Hour” reception each night starting at 4 pm lasting until noon … The next day. 😉
      You are more than welcome here anytime you like, take care today!

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