La Psicología es un área global que consiste en multitud de ramas que se centran en diferentes aspectos del comportamiento humano y de los procesos cognitivos. Una de las ramas es la Psicología del deporte, en la que he invertido tanto personal como profesionalmente. Mi experiencia como jugadora de baloncesto semiprofesional y entusiasta de los deportes me permite saber intuitivamente lo que experimentan los deportistas mientras compiten o entrenan. Además de eso, el haber estudiado la Licenciatura en Psicología y el Máster en Psicología del Deporte me da herramientas específicas y conocimientos teóricos sobre el tema.
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.
¿Te reconoces diciendo/pensando alguna de las siguientes afirmaciones?
- Hace demasiado calor/frío para entrenar fuera.
- No tengo espacio en casa para hacer ejercicio.
- Está lloviendo.
- No tengo dinero para pagar el gimnasio.
- Mi agenda está tan llena que no hay tiempo para hacer ejercicio.
- Oh, mira, Ana me acaba de llamar para la noche de cine, haré ejercicio mañana.
Después de la temporada de hedonismo festivo, ha llegado el momento de levantar el culo y quemar las calorías de los polvorones, la carne de todo tipo y volver a la rutina (como puedes ver, este post lo estuve preparando durante bastante tiempo xD). Aparte de hacer espacio en tu barriga para más cosas ricas y recuperar el equilibrio de la vida haciendo ejercicio, también estás creando inyecciones adicionales de serotonina y dopamina en tu cerebro. ¡Moléculas felices! Eso es todo lo que necesitas saber.
Do you recognise yourself saying/thinking any of the following statemens:
- It’s too warm/cold to train outside
- I don’t have space at home to exercise
- It’s raining
- I don’t have money to pay the gym
- My schedule is so packed, there is no time for exercise
- Oh look, Ana has just called me for movies night, I’ll exercise tomorrow
After the festive hedonism season, the time has come to get your ass up and burn the cake, turkey, odojak & janjetina calories and get back to the routine (as you can see, this post was in the making for quite some time xD). Apart from making space in your tummy for more tasty food and getting the life balance back by working out, you are also creating extra shots of serotonin and dopamine in your brain. Happy molecules! That’s all you need to know.
Good morning! Little something on my favourite meal of the day – breakfast. This time of the year often times our breakfast consists of leftovers from huge lunches and dinners we have with our families. Having said this, I want to emphasize that this is NOT a post about *resist the temptation*, but a simple reminder of ideas that can bring colour to the first meal of your day and help jumpstart your organism in the morning.
Therefore, I wanted to put some photos of my favourite breakfast recipes where your eyes are first ones to enjoy the meal and taste just blows your mind. Especially when shared 🙂
First things first, principal tools for management of this site and any project of yours.
Do you struggle taking first steps? Is there a deadline ahead of you and you feel obliged to get going?
This one is for all of you dreamers who have an amazing re-ocurring idea, but it fails to see the light. You, who are stuck in thinking and planning process and find it hard to start.
Sometimes we choose immediate pleasures which serve as a distraction to a task at that hand that makes us feel anxious or overwhelmed. We tend to seek immediate emotional relief.
I am happy to finally be able to say that I am launching my project.
Primary goal of this website is to CONNECT & EDUCATE.
How does it work?
So what does this project of mine actually entail?
I see Triple Threat as a platform which connects, teaches and inspires anyone who stumbles upon it. Each of you can help someone get closer to their dreams, surpass the dificulties they come across, offer valuable (life) lessons and show support.
Why the name?
Triple threat is actually a position in basketball where you hold a ball in a shoulder-widght-low stance in front of your chest and you are ready to do any of the main basketball movements: drive, shoot & pass. If you’re asking yourself whether this website is gonna be about basketball, the answer is NO. I took this analogy because basketball is my first love, sport I once thrived in and the introduction to active lifestyle. Today I count three major passions which I greatly identify with and those are: psychology, sports & nutrition. These are three topics I personally want to delve in, but the website is meant to GROW and with that expand to other topics which are gonna be chosen by YOU …
Being backed up with university degree of psychology gives me more of an edge than in other two passions of mine. Yet, it’s the topic I find hardest to describe briefly.
Consider one thing… You book appointments with the doctor, physiotherapist, nutritionist, hairdresser (!!), etc. and happily leave 20+ Euros (tarifa Balkan :P) in order to receive help. But when it comes to your mind processes and behaviour, psychologists are the last ones to cross your mind?? Of course, first comes your mum, friend, neighbours, fruit vendors, people at the bar, mothers in law; all but psychologists! Funny. Until it stops being funny… Take mental health seriously like any of the aforementioned topics that we seek specialists for. Speak about it. Turn the page and do yourself a favour by referring to a professional if necessary. It is like going to medical check-ups where they draw your blood. Psychologists can work on the prevention part equally well. And it doesn’t end only at that. Let me state this once and for all: you do NOT need to suffer or have a problem to reach out for a psychologist.
Some people joke that I was born with a basketball in my hands. 😂 With the ball or not, being active is installed in me and engaging in physical activity has been a habit of mine ever since I was a kid. Numerous benefits of an active lifestyle are widely known and many of the sources report different levels of exercise to maintain a balanced active lifestyle. Instead of getting lost in recommendations many of us choose to give it a try and figure it out ourselves.
All of the pros can backfire if the intensity and frequency of physical activity are not adequate. Little secret behind the ‘know hows’ of this part is listening to your body. As with any language, to understand what your body is saying, you will need a lot of practice which naturally requires time. During the process you will attune better to the subtle cues your body gives away and will learn how to act accordingly.
Although I have no formal background on the topic (yet!!!), countless hours in the kitchen, reading about food related topics and learning from people who share their knowledge have awaken the foodie in me.
If having doubts and/or when going through problematic times concerning nutrition, don’t hesitate to reach out to professionals or alike who may offer you some valuable advice. We’re all here to help each other
Enjoy the views 😀