Simply Good Life — How To Train, What to Say, What to Journal and How to be Happy

Hi friends, here is your weekly dose of “Simply Good Life”, a newsletter that tries to make your day a little bit better and help you to grow personally and professionally. Enjoy!

Muscle Training

Every health article today talks about the importance of muscle training. I’ve never wanted to go to the gym again, I rather enjoy exercising outdoors — running, swimming, biking. Last year I realized the amount of information about strength training was convincing enough for me to re-join the gym after 30 years.

But what’s the best training regimen? It looks like it’s all about slow speed and a lot of time under tension:

You go to failure — or as close as you safely can — then take a brief rest of 3–5 deep breaths, then you do another 3–5 reps. Those will all still be challenging, effective reps. Repeat this four more times.

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Myo Reps: The Most Effective Muscle-Building Technique? | by Geoffrey Verity Schofield | In Fitness And In Health | Aug, 2020 | Mediummedium.com

What To Say

We’ve all been there, you see someone you want to meet, but you aren’t quite sure what to say. You get nervous and in the end you don’t say anything at all. That situation is awful, so in this video you’re going to learn 5 easy ways to start a conversation in any situation.

Journaling

Are you into journaling? This year, I started to journal to better understand this period in a few years.

In one of my favorite books — Illusions by Richard Bach — I found an interesting approach to journaling:

The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while, and watch your answers change.

What do you think? Can the answers to these simple questions change over time?

Quote I Love

True happiness is the absence of the search for happiness. If you really get that, that is true peace, because what you’re saying is I’m totally okay where I am. I don’t need things to be different and I’m not relying on some idealized one day in future where I think that I’m gonna be happy. Peter Crone

This one is so hard…

I’m getting there, especially in the area of material possessions, but I always will be struggling with the idea of being okay with where I am mentally and with all my projects.

Have a fantastic day, all

Adam

PS: Discuss this issue or send me your findings in the Simply Good Life groups on WhatsApp or on Facebook.

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Adam Egger

Helping with Innovation, Transition and Growth | Strategy and Innovation can be fun and simple | Working at @softwareag. A minimalist living a good life.