Tuesday 161220

For time:
150 Double unders
21 Handstand push-ups
21 Burpees
100 Double unders
15 Handstand push-ups
15 Burpees
50 Double unders
9 Handstand push-ups
9 Burpees

Pre WOD skill work= pulling strength

Post time to BTWB

Pete doing his "elf on the shelf" to get in the holiday spirit

Pete doing his “elf on the shelf” to get in the holiday spirit

This time of the year it’s very easy to get overwhelmed.  While the holidays are supposed to be a relaxing time many of us feel anything but relaxed.  It could be last minute shopping, travel plans, end of the year deadlines at work, that overwhelm us and turn what should be a really fun time of year into the complete opposite.

Zenhabits.net, a website I visit often had a really good post about continually letting go of things so we don’t have always feel stressed out.  Click HERE for the full read.  Below are a few of the points that have helped the author feel less stressed out.  The author’s mantra is: You know nothing.  The result of using this mantra helps the author remind himself to see things from a fresh perspective and realize that when he thinks he knows something, the truth is really doesn’t.  So what’s the point of this?

By continually letting go, we don’t have to be so stressed out. When we realize we don’t know:

We don’t have to be mad when someone is acting in a way we don’t like.
We don’t have to have anxiety when we don’t know if things will go as planned or hoped.
We don’t have to have all the answers. We can have questions and curiosity instead.
We don’t have to get into a tense “No I’m right” battle with anyone else.
We don’t judge other people as much, so we can be open to who they are and have a good relationship with them.
We don’t have to control things, but can instead just try to be helpful without controlling the outcome.

When someone comes to me with something unexpected, I try to let go of what I thought the situation was. Then I open up to this new situation, with fresh eyes.

When someone is cross with me or grumpy, I try to let go of how I think they should be acting. And then be curious about why they’re acting that way, and love them in the midst of their suffering.

When I’m tired and have a lot to do, I try to let go of the idea that I shouldn’t be tired or busy. Then I look at the situation with fresh eyes and realize that I can do these tasks despite the discomfort.

Sometimes looking at things from a fresh perspective can help us relieve the stress and this time of year, many of us can use a little less stress.  

Reminder that we have only one class on Christmas Day at 10:00 am for those of you staying around for the holidays.  Monday’s blogs will always have the up to date happenings at Verve so be sure in check it out each week.  

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