Little Joys Ch.44

This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!

February 13th, 2020

As someone who truly believes sleep, a healthy relationship with food, and a lot of movement can be the difference between feeling like garbage and having an abundance of energy, I am also highly aware that what we do in our days and the people we surround ourselves with can also play an integral part in our mood.

I have been pretty focused on getting my podcast up, and working alongside someone who is an inspiration to me, and the combination of simply doing things I enjoy with someone I care for has filled me with much more energy and a feeling of contentment than I have ever had before.

I truly believe that if we want to have these moments of happiness, if we want to experience as many little joys as possible throughout the day, environment is key. Inspiration comes from these moments of happiness, and they do not just fall out of the sky, they must be cultivated.

Today has been a day filled with joy for me, one small moment at a time.

Remember, stay healthy and let your geek freak fly.

GeeksnBarbells Podcast Ep.2-Creativity and the effect environment has on it

At GeeksnBarbells, we delve into the creative world and how healthy living and mindset can maximize our potential, as well as just geeking out on gaming, anime, books, art, and the world of fitness and nutrition.

In this episode, we explore the concept of creativity, and how our external and internal inputs, such as work spaces, personal life, and how we eat and move can effect our brains and our creative output.

Little Joys Ch.43

This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!

February 12th, 2020

Sometimes we need to motivate the little child living inside ourselves to do better. It is so much easier to simply laze around, watch shows and eat junk food and just do everything possible to create almost coma like conditions.

I came across a fun habit and to do list tracking app today called habitica. It basically turns habit building and getting stuff done into a cute rpg style game. You level up, get pets and mounts, can party up with friends and defeat bosses by completing your tasks, and overall just turns the mundane into something fun to look forward to.

Stuff like this just makes my inner geek come soaring out, and lights up my little joy meter quite a bit.

For anyone looking to gamify their lives a little, I would recommend checking it out.

Remember folks, stay healthy and let your geek freak fly.

GeeksnBarbells Podcast Ep.1- Intro to podcast +State of MMOrpgs in 2020(temtem, ashes of creation)

Big changes coming up! Just started a new podcast, you can check it out on youtube for the moment, with possible audio versions in the future. It’s definitely a rough work, as I am still wandering around Asia at the moment. I am hoping to get a fun intro crafted, perhaps even by yours truly if I can teach myself. I thought I would start off just geeking out on some general online gaming, but I will definitely be shifting topics over the coming weeks, really exploring and fleshing out this concept of the modern renaissance man, meshing geekhood with health and fitness ideas so that we can better enter into the coming virtual reality world with a more healthy mindset on taking care of ourselves, and really upping our creativity and productivity along the way. This is very much me sharing my own journey of discovery as I figure my own stuff out, so I hope you enjoy it and follow along as I develop this website, the podcast, and as I, hopefully, flesh out the book I am writing.  As always, remember to stay health and let your geek freak flow free folks!

Little Joys Ch.42

This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!

February 11th, 2020

Discovering new ideas, connecting with others through knowledge and shared experiences, shifting your perception to incorporate the concepts brought forth from another human beings life.

All these are the bedrock of developing wisdom, expanding your mind and coming to better, more open minded conclusions about the nature of our reality here on Earth.

The internet can be a cesspool of misinformation and foolishness, but it can also be a tool anyone can use to pull themselves out of ignorance and help you on the path to wisdom and a new view of the world.

There are a host of websites out there offering some pretty cool courses on hundreds of subjects. One of those is skillshare, which I have had the delight to come across recently, and I have spent the day deep diving into different peoples workshops and hearing about their ideas over a variety of topics.

There is always something new to learn, a new way to view an old idea, a different perspective to incorporate into your own.

Remember, it is truly about the journey, and all the fun tidbits you learn along the way, that makes this life have meaning and beauty, even in the darkest of times.

Stay healthy, and let your geek freak fly free.

Little Joys Ch.41

This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!

February 10th, 2020

Sometimes we need to make the choice between something that feels safe, and something that we feel we need to do to be happy. Quitting that job that gives you financial stability, ending that relationship, turning away from a bad group of friends.

Happiness is not, and never will be, or should be, a permanent state. We are all in a constant flux, shifting from one emotion to the next. It is the reality of life, as we react and perceive the world and others around us we feel differently. It is what makes us human, and it is the choices we make in each moment that allow us to feel the full spectrum of emotions and experience life as it happens.

That being said, there are certain things we do, certain people we spend time with, who tend to put us into a more negative state, and it is up to us to make the choice to move away from those things, even if they made us feel a certain sense of stability, so that we can aim towards a path that can help us, if not be happy all the time, at least lean us more towards that state of being, so that we can hit those high notes, find those little joys more often, instead of missing out on them because that person or place is creating too much noise and drowning out the good moments.

Remember to always be honest about your situation in life, and make the choice that you genuinely feel is healthiest for you, even if its much more difficult in the moment. Safety and comfort are generally not the best path, even though our brains trick us into thinking so.

Open mind, strong heart, keep moving forward folks.

 

Little Joys Ch.40

This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!

February 9th, 2020

There is something extra special about sharing something you find really fascinating with someone you care for and seeing them fully become enraptured by it. Watching the emotions play across their face, the confusion, the understanding, the new insights swirling through their mind stamped onto their face, the literal shifting of their being happening right before your eyes, and all because you showed them something you care about.

It’s a kind of bliss brought into reality.