I’ve been thinking about:
- The increasing gap that exists between perception and reality and how this space is filled. I had a conversation about this with Artur Paulins yesterday, when doing some coaching. Artur is developing a new form of coaching and I was lucky enough to be included. The first session was on bridging this gap and being self aware in the moment and after the moment, to reflect. The conversation moved onto the gap between the two it it occurred to me that for vast swathes of people this gap is wide, and only getting wider. The danger with this is the space in between is then filled or manipulated to be filled (Donald Trump springs to mind with his management of media and message). The frightening aspect of this is how reality becomes bent towards perception, creating a hybrid that isn’t really one thing or another. If perception is positive and helpful this would be a great road to travel along. It feels with politics and COVID this is far from the case. even on a granula personal level, the world of social media is incredibly able at feeding this. Seeing images / videos of things that have been highly curated / stylised creating feeding a perception of a reality that just doesn’t exist. This then being fed by individuals seeking to emulate this false ideal within their own lives. Body image issues / food eating issues / materialistic drives / wellbeing that fail to deliver what they promised. Spending time switching off and engaged in real world, tangible activities that you can experience to help ground a reality that helps close the perception gap and build perspective of where you are, what you feel and who you are.
- Being coached and coaching. Learning from both sides to inform one another. Managing up and down to get the best out of those you are coaching and those you are being coached by.
- Reassessing movement and how to balance a week to give a rounded level of support to flexibility, strength and running.
- The cold and water. How much I am looking forward to going cold water swimming a week on Thursday. When we get to the coast daily sea swims a must.