Mindfulness

Mindfulness

English version

Mindfulness es simplemente estar en el aquí y ahora. El presente es el único momento en el cual puedes darte cuenta de tus sensaciones, del pensamiento y ser consciente de tu ser. 

¿Para qué es necesario?

En el mundo de los videojuegos, un milisegundo puede determinar el resultado de una competición. Significa que los jugadores necesitan aprender rápidamente los errores del pasado, estar unos pasos por delante para superar al equipo contrario, pero como una constante – un jugador debe estar centrado en sus propias acciones y en la interacción con el equipo en el momento presente. Estamos hablando de hacer malabares con tres puntos en el tiempo: pasado, presente y futuro. Esto a veces puede ser complicado… read more

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Versión española

Mindfulness simply means being in the here and now. Present moment is the only time you can be aware of your sensations, your thoughts and your being.

Why does it matter?

In the world of videogames one millisecond might determine the outcome of a competition. It means that players need to pick up quickly on the past mistakes, be a few steps ahead to outplay the opposing team, but as a constant – a player should be centred in their own actions and team interaction in the present moment. We are talking here about juggling three points in time: past, present and future. This can sometimes be tricky…  read more

I don’t have time

I don’t have time

Hi, it’s me. It’s been a long time, I know. (insert excuses that are pure bullshit and move on to the real thing). So, this topic seems like a good fit for the current situation.

As we chronologically grow older there are many ‘truths’ we begin seeing as patterns in our lives. One of them that ocurred to me is the illusion of not having enough time.

Do you have that friend who is constantly in a rush and never has time to meet up? Or a co-worker who is slacking work?

What is it that makes this person repeatingly find excuses and postpone meetings/work we ask ourselves… I cut it down to two explanations: read more

Climate Change

Climate Change

I have been a pain in the ass lately with the environment informative content. I have not been enough of a pain in the ass though. Informing people until it becomes something as clear as a water and fully comprehended, that’s my goal. *(not the best metaphor used based on what I’m about to say)*

In this post I will try to accumulate sources of info that everyone should be aware of. That is the first step. Education.

 Climate change evidence

      • Global temperature rise
      • Warming oceans
      • Shrinking ice sheets
      • Glacial level retreat
      • Sea levels rise
      • Extreme events
      • Ocean acidification (result of humans emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and hence more being absorbed into the oceans)

      Why does it happen?

          • Greenhouse effect (because of all the gas emission)
          • Human activity
            • Industries
            • Over-consumption & waste
            • De-forestation
            • IMBECILES
            Solar irradiance

            What are the effects?

                • Temperatures rising
                • Seasons changing
                • Droughts & heat waves
                • Food reduction, shortage of water
                • Hurracanes & other extreme events
                • Sea rise
                • Decreased air quality

                Tweet by Olsen:

                Communities in Greenland rely on the sea ice for transport, hunting and fishing.Extreme events, here flooding of the ice by abrupt onset of surface melt call for an incresed predictive capacity in the Arctic. read more

Say it! Speak up

Say it! Speak up

Throughout my short life I have come across many potentially powerful people in terms of influence across the world. Woup, actually, ‘across the world’ was a stumbling stone that made the conversations interesting, or better even – conflicting.

I will never forget a conversation I had with this guy… Friend of mine but let’s call him ‘a guy’.
You know this person who naturally has a strong voice? Someone who the crowds automatically follow and do not question? Have you met anyone that has a gift to influence & impact people positively?
Imagine that person. You have it? Good.
Now, imagine that same person, a good friend of yours, comes up to you one day and tells you: I’m done. This makes no sense. I just cannot make a difference. read more

Power of Gratitude

Power of Gratitude

In one of my masters classes, a teacher proposed a little ‘gratitude’ activity. Each one of us had to walk up to a classmate and express admiration or praise and the one receiving the feedback needed to respond accordingly, taking in the compliment and expressing gratitude. As there were more interactions, people wanted to approach more classmates. The air afterwards was filled with happiness, reflection, and inspiration. People had this particular spark in their eyes and it felt like motivation skyrocketed. A simple act of kindness has touched many people’s hearts and immediately we were on a different level of connectedness… read more

eSports

eSports

It’s time to talk about defining experience of my undergraduate and graduate programme in MAD Lions E.C.  It is a leading eSports club in Spain in which I have entered thanks to my mentor Alejo García-Naveira. Having spent 9 months in the club I gained better understanding of this sector that I would like to share with you.

If you are curious about what eSports is and what the heck have I been doing there as a (sports) psychologist, read on…

eSports ?

Starting with a basic definition, from my nerdy scientific point of view first I offer you a ‘peer-reviewed’ one: read more

Bread & Co.

Bread & Co.

For quite some time many of my meals were made to avoid bread. Why, you might ask yourself. Good question, let’s just say it was my own misconception and my life was one bit sadder before. Now I got back to the supreme good life and bread is often found (in many forms) on my plate. Also probably because I have changed my objectives.

I really need to show you how serious I was about avoiding bread. Two examples from many, many more.

First one has sweet potato instead of a bread (and it is really tasty, but today I’d put it on a bread loaf). read more

Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology

Spanish version

Psychology is an overarching area which consists of multitude of branches that focus on different aspects of human behaviour and cognitive processes. One of the branches is Sports Psychology that I have been invested in, both personally and professionaly. Experience as a semi-professional basketball player and a sports enthusiast allows me to intuitively know what do sports practitioners experience while competing or training. On top of that having studied Bachelor in Psychology and Masters in Sports Psychology gives me specific tools and theoretical knowledge about the topic. read more