Just a quick update here regarding the relative sparsity of updates after the deluge over the last couple of weeks.
Long story short, one of my co-workers decided to leave abruptly – as in, not giving us two weeks notice. We're in the process of opening a second location as well as having a full slate of clients. End result is that I have been working double shifts to pick up the slack until we can hire a new trainer, and finding a new trainer is difficult; it's rare that someone is qualified, experienced, and totally cool with getting up at 4:00 a.m. every day.
So I'm writing this blog as my sleep-deprived ass is about to crawl into bed before more double duty tomorrow. As you might imagine that leaves little time for blogging. But, I have a couple of posts drafted and I'm really happy with them. In the meantime, please do check out the other content I've posted recently if you haven't already.
I'll leave you with this thought – and I don't have any science to back me up on this one, but it's an old-fashioned hunch: Do something creative. I think it's supremely important. It helps you manage stress, learn new things, and give back to others. Play an instrument, write poetry, start a blog on whatever topic, write a book, learn to sing, plant a garden, write code for a video game mod, learn to draw or paint, whatever. It doesn't matter what it is, and it doesn't matter if you're any good at it; it's the journey that counts. Personally, in stressful times like this – especially since my girlfriend is overwhelmed at her job as well, leaving us little time together – playing guitar has helped keep me sane. Don't just assimilate content – create it!