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Discussion: saw what JayXC did

in: Work4justice; Work4justice > 2020-04-18

Apr 18, 2020 11:45 PM # 
arthurd:
I've had that feeling... :)
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Apr 19, 2020 1:32 AM # 
Work4justice:
Yeah! Usually it’s motivating but I think all this stuff has landed hard this week. Not sure why in particular.
Apr 19, 2020 1:59 PM # 
Bash:
JayXC puts us all to shame!

I can relate, W4J. These days, there are great family times, times of despair and everything in between. This week was tough because of all the discussion of different scenarios for the next 18 months. The sugar coating about the new normal has mostly stopped - 45 excluded, of course.

Yesterday I read an article about London during the war when people lived abnormal lives for years. The ones who thrived weren’t the strongest; they were the ones who did the best at adapting to their new reality rather than comparing it to what could have been. I’m going to be thinking about more ways to do that. It’s an AR skill so we’ve all done it. “This bike leg should have moved our team up but my teammate’s bike is broken so now our goal is simply to reach the TA before dark.”

Socially distant hugs from Canada to both of you.
Apr 19, 2020 2:25 PM # 
Work4justice:
So helpful Bash!
Apr 19, 2020 2:41 PM # 
abiperk:
Bash, I think perhaps excepting the early months of parenting for the first time, we've never been more grateful for the skills we've developed through AR than these last several weeks. Adaptability and resiliency at their finest (even if it doesn't always feel that way in the moment).
Apr 19, 2020 7:31 PM # 
Bash:
Agreed! AR makes us better at handling unfamiliar situations, risk, fear, medical issues without doctors around, food management, boredom, teamwork, revised goals, faulty gear, external constraints, etc. Never in a million years would I have imagined these skills transferring to a pandemic - but they help.
Apr 19, 2020 8:51 PM # 
JayXC:
Thx for the hug Bash, oh wait...

Attackpoint’s tag line is ‘Log, Review/Motivate/Train’. I’ve seen it have the exact opposite effect with a few friends. They complete a workout and are riding high on endorphins, log it into AP then check other logs and only to feel anxiety or remorse for not doing more or going faster, whatever which then can have the opposite effect in that it’s no longer motivation but a stressor which can demotivate you for the next time.

The pandemic can be such a mental energy draw on top of everything else you normally have going on. It’s perfectly acceptable to have days where you just go through the motions and ignore any expectations (internally or externally) and just use the time as an escape and a mental re-fresh where you can feel good about doing something positive for yourself. On those days maybe just complete your workout and move on, don’t bother checking out what anyone else has done.
Apr 19, 2020 9:18 PM # 
Work4justice:
GROUP HUG.

Hahaha kidding!

I love and admire the motivation I get from you all...keeps me moving forward! And it’s not just JayXC where I get motivation (sorry Jay)—it’s everyone. Today went better. :) Kind of like the good feeling of a sunrise on day 3 of a race. Thanks guys.

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