Hello there my friend. I’m back with another edition of What’s cool Friday’s listing everything that I’m enjoying, watching, drinking or pondering.
Also wanted to drop quick thank you to those that emailed me with feedback. We’re 3 editions into this and I think it just might stick.
What I’m Reading
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks – This was recommended to me by my good friend UJ Ramdas (co-creator of the 5 minute journal) and after reading the first few pages I was hooked.
This book tackles reasons and solutions as to why people self sabotage themselves when things go right.
Sounds weird but follow me for a second here:
You accomplish an amazing feat (ie. lose 10 lbs, get that job etc.) only for you to subconsciously sabotage that positive feeling with a negative one (ie. gain the weight back, get into drama with co-workers or spouse etc..)
You may think it’s coincidence but it’s not.
It’s very much a subconscious “bug” at work and once you find out the “why” as to what’s happening you’ll be able to figure out the “what” on how to take the big leap into a world where you can accomplish tons, feel good about it all the time and avoid the self sabotage that comes along with it.
It was a good book to start my year my year off with and I’m happy to be sharing it with you.
Supplement I’m Taking
Vitamin D – I don’t like taking too many supplements but when it’s winter time (especially in Toronto) Vitamin D is a MUST.
We get most of our Vitamin D from sun exposure but in the winter and autumn months getting sufficient amounts of daily Vitamin D from the sun is almost impossible.
Adding to that is the fact that cold weather keeps us inside and exposes us only to artificial light. No bueno.
Low levels of vitamin D are linked to low levels of estrogen in women and low testosterone in men. It is also linked to Seasonal Affective Disorder aka. the winter blues
Studies also reveal that low vitamin D levels in the body are associated with:
Increased loss of muscle strength and mass as we age
Increased risk of cancers
Lower levels of immunity
Higher blood pressure
The development of neurological disorders
The development of diabetes
In the spring and summer months we don’t have to worry too much about getting Vitamin D because of the amount of time we’re exposed to sun.
But in the winter time we need it to keep our bodies and minds optimized to its fullest potential.
The type I’m taking is this one (image below). I like to take it in drop form (one drop held under my tongue for 30 seconds) as I feel it is easier absorbed by my body.
However you like it just make you you take some form of Vitamin D especially if you live in an area like Toronto.