La OlaPosted: August 12, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: biking, blogging, compassion, cycling, exercise, fitness, freshly pressed, friends, Gravel Worlds, happiness, health, hipster, hope, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, nature, nebraska, Omaha, passion, pilates, running, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga 5 Comments
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive-
Developing and using our new-found self-compassion does not mean we have to stop working hard and aiming for success, daily. Rather, self-compassion is a change in attitude and can be directly linked with greater well-being as well as outperforming even your wildest dreams. Nor does self-compassion imply self-indulgence. Quick example, an “athlete” who cares about their health and performance will insist on eating properly and putting in the required amount of training, no matter how unpleasant these experiences are for them. Similarly, taking it easy and being kind to ourselves may be appropriate in some (all) situations, although in times of over-indulgence, over-training and utter laziness? Self-compassion involves toughening up and taking responsibility for our actions.
By heading-off and preventing the defeating effects of self-criticism, self-compassion allows us to maintain peace of mind, control, allowing us to retain our energy for some cool/fun “things” in life – Energy to put to good use during a 150 mile-ish “Gravel Grinder” event …
How can a body perform if it’s fed crap, eh?
That’s part of my problem, I suppose. Looking forward to August 24!
Not very well, a lesson I keep learning over and over again. 🙂
I “think” I’m ready to go for this ride although it is rather hard to truly plan for, thank you for all your help in advance! Take care this evening.
Great post. It is certainly a fine line between self-indulgence and over working the body and mind. Plus, every person has their own capacity for work or anything that can be considered “disciplined activity.” So, it takes intelligence and awareness to walk the line. I’ve definitely been erring on the side of self-indulgence lately. Time to kick it back up a few notches.
Do you find your self-indulgence ebbing and flowing with the seasons? I know I do, especially during the summer months. There’s always a few cold beverages in the fridge after a long ride and more than a few spots on the road to enjoy some mid-ride ice cream. I wish you the best, take care!
That’s interesting. Maybe summer time is “sensuous time.” My over-indulgence with food and drink also coincides with the summer season.