Sunday Summary 4.26.20

Weekly Summary:

Still in quarantine and still hanging in there! I have actually been keeping myself pretty busy. House life is very very different from van life. I figured I would talk about the main difference I have noticed.

When you live #vanlife , survival is a part of your daily life. You have to always know how much water you have left, you have to remember to stop when you see a garbage so you can empty yours. You have to plan your sleeping spot for the night and hope its safe, and remember to keep an eye out for a place to shower. You are constantly living in a subtle survival mode, within discomfort. It’s great because it forces you to stay present in the now, and out of your head. It stops pointless thoughts from running through your head, and creating problems that never really needed to exist. You simply don’t have time for it. The downside of van life has been the upside of house life.

Basic survival is way less of a concern when living in a house. This means that is is WAY easier to schedule and plan for efficiency and optimization. It also means there is more room for simple comforts, like daily showers, cold therapy, or even using a Vitamix. For me, as great as it has been when it comes to these aspects, the mental aspect has been a little harder to manage. I have had times where I have had to stop and ask myself “If I was living van life right now, would I be concerned about this?”. It’s a hard thing to ask yourself in the midst of your mind creating the most elegantly stressful, yet unnecessary, situation.

This question I have been asking myself radomly can be applied to everything in life, including this whole COVID crisis. I challenge you to think about your biggest problems in January. Are these still big problems now? Or has the current state of the world changed your view on what is actually important in life?

Comment below or email me at megbenz210@gmail.com and share any thoughts you may have!

What I was reminded of/what I learned this week:

The mind will create uneccassary, destructive stories when bored. Combat this by having a clear focus in life, or live a life that creates a constant subtle reminder to stay present in whats happening NOW.

Reading Recommendation:

Awareness By Anthony De Mello

I actually JUST started this book yesterday, but I am already excited to dive into it today.

What I am listening to:

Brain Food Spotify Playlist – This playlist is great for blocking out background noise when working, studying, or just zoning out. Coming from someone who is easily distracted, it has been putting me in a great flow!

What I am loving this week:

Breathwork! – I practice various breathing techniques every morning to start my day off right and it really makes a difference. Not to mention the fact that having strong lungs is one way to combat COVID! Check out the latest blog I wrote on some of the techniques I use!

Cold Showers. Yep. Still loving them! – Check out the blog I wrote on all the benefits of taking a cold shower daily!

Announcements:

  • FREE 14 DAY FBWT – With many of us looking for ways to get fit and remain active while staying safe at home, I want to offer you access to my Foundational Body Weight Training [FBWT] via a FREE 14-day online training program. email me at megbenz210@gmail.com for more info!

The FREE 14-Day FBWT Program Includes:
🏋🏼 Daily Training
📈 A pre/post assessment to track your progress
📓Two active recovery/rest days with assignments
🎥 Demo videos for each movement
📚Additional learning resources
📖 @truecoach.co access to record results, notes, and your own videos
🤳 Access to me for questions*
*Right now, because of the time it takes to respond to questions, I am only opening this up to the first 50 people who sign up. So don’t wait!

We might not be able to go to the gym right now, but we can still make progress in other areas that will help optimize our fitness.

E-mail me at megbenz210@gmail.com for more information!!

  • The Limitless Despite Lupus Facebook group is now LIVE! Click here to request to join or use my “contact me” form to send me your email and I will add you! This group is for people who have decided that they are going to live life on their own terms despite having a chronic illness.
  • I also created a 10 Day Self Improvement Journal for anyone who is struggling with this COVID19 pandemic. This journal, when done in the morning, will help you start off on the right foot and keep your day organized to help decrease anxiety and boredom during this time. E-mail me at megbenz210@gmail.com if you are interested in trying it out for FREE.

Quote of the Week:

“Curb your desire-don’t set your heart on so many things and you will get what you need.”- Epictetus

This is something I struggle with so this quote really spoke to me. I have so many things I want to do and experience in life that it’s easy for me to get distracted. Now that I have recognized this, I have put systems in place to help me stay on track.

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