Life is short. And the older we get, the more we understand how true this is. To fully squeeze each moment we must be present. Here are a few reminders to help us stay grounded in the moment.
Take a moment in the morning to be grateful.
Listen fully to connect with others. Put away your phone or other distractions while having conversations.
Reject any judgmental self talk. This automatically pulls us out of the present moment.
Be more aware of situations or emotions that take you out of the moment. Reflect on your emotion.
Take nothing for granted. Make the most of even small or unwanted opportunities.
Best tip moving forward: Focus on what is in front of you! If we can make the most of each moment we are given, we will find ourselves doing big things and laying down each night satisfied.
Here’s a workout for you to attack! Complete the 5-5-5 Primer in 15 minutes in your driveway, at the gym, or at the park. If you only have a little bit of time, this is a great workout to hit a few important areas of your game. You can also use this workout as a warmup for a longer training session.
Five minutes of ball handling:
-20 sec Wipers R / 20 sec Wipers L / 20 sec Wiper+Crossover
-20 sec In&Out R / 20 sec In&Out L / 20 sec In&Out+Crossover
-20 sec Pound, Double Cross R / 20 sec Pound, Double Cross L / 20 sec Pound, Double Cross + Behind the Back
-20 sec Cross + Between (R->L start) / 20 sec Cross + Between (L->R start) / 20 sec Cross + Between + Behind
-20 sec Between+Behind (R->L start) / 20 sec Between+Behind (L->R start) / 20 sec In&Out + Cross + Between + Behind
Five minutes of finishing:
-One foot Mikans - Make 20
-Weak hand Mikans (stay on your weak hand side)- Make 20
-Reverse Mikans (reverse layup R, then L) - Shoot 20
-30 Sec Speed layups on the dribble - Right side
-30 Sec Speed layups on the dribble - Left side
-1 Dribble, Stride Stop Finishes - Make 10 R, 10 L (change up your angles)
Five minutes of Shooting:
-Form Shoot - Swish 10
-Pound Shots - Make 10 R / 10 L (hard dribble outside your hips working on the gather to your pocket)
-Ladder Shots - Make 5 in a row, starting at a form shot and taking a step back with each make (go back to first spot on every miss). Shoot for 3 minutes or 3 “completed” ladders.
Get after it...
What are the most important things in your life? How do you need to prioritize and manage these things? We can all get busy and say yes to the wrong things at times. But we are also always in control to recalibrate our priorities.
When you put all of the big rocks (the main things) in the container first, you can fit a lot of little rocks and sand around it. But if you add too much sand or too many little rocks first, you will not fit all of the big rocks you need for a healthy and full life. (Watch more.)
What are your big rocks? Make sure you fully put your heart into these…they are the most important after all.
Service to others
Training your craft
Self discovery/ becoming more self aware
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