Keep Going, Your Reward Is Ahead

Keep Going, Your Reward Is Ahead

On average, in addition to all that I read for work, school and personal interest, while doing physical tasks I listen to probably more than 10 hours a week of audio books, lectures, long-format interviews with people who are specialists/experts in their field, or...
Have Extra Time? Reexamine Your Values and Goals

Have Extra Time? Reexamine Your Values and Goals

In the psychological research on values, goals and behavior, we see that when our values are aimed at well-being (for the individual and our positive connection with others), when our goals are aligned with those values, and when our behavior throughout the day...
Do You Appreciate Your Current Abilities?

Do You Appreciate Your Current Abilities?

You’ve come to a coach or a program because you have been discontent with how your swimming has been going and you want to make it better. During an initial assessment of your current swimming, we’re going to scan for the things you are already doing well...
Engaging Practices Need Uncertainty

Engaging Practices Need Uncertainty

In the Positive Psychology realm, ‘engagement’ (Seligman) is another term for ‘flow state’ (Csikszentmihaly) which I’ve written quite a lot about in a previous series of posts. An aspect of this engagement or flow is being absorbed in a...
What’s More Important That Speed?

What’s More Important That Speed?

Do you know what’s more important than being faster? Feeling wonderful when you move.  This is not really a personal preference thing. This is about universal physiology and psychology. Think about it. If you want an athletic movement art that you will want to...
The Habit Of Exercise – Part 3

The Habit Of Exercise – Part 3

We are continuing our discussion of The Habit Of Exercise. This is Part 3 of 4.   Consistency Is Key We do need variety to keep it interesting and to keep the nervous system stimulated for growth. But it is also very important to be consistent in a regular...
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