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