Today’s post is brought to you by: positivity.
Here at November Project MKE, we thrive off positivity. It inspires, fuels and energizes our workouts and get us out of bed on Wednesday mornings. It’s the reason most of us show up every week. But what’s so important about positivity?
Let’s see what science has to say on the subject
In an article last year, James Clear of the Huffington post discusses the power of positivity with a little help from research by Barbara Fredrickson. In his paper, Clear suggests that thinking positively clears your mind and makes it easier to discover more possibilities. In other words,
“…when you are experiencing positive emotions like joy, contentment, and love, you will see more possibilities in your life…positive emotions broaden your sense of possibility and open your mind up to more options.”
To build on this, Fredrickson proves that “the biggest benefit positive emotions provide is an enhanced ability to build skills and develop resources for use later in life.” So basically just by thinking positively, we feel better, do better and ultimately kick major ass. Now to think more positively, Clear suggests we meditate, write or just go out and play. All of those sound nice, but there is truly only one prescription for more positivity, and that is NOVEMBER PROJECT.
The positivity that the tribe brings to the table every Wednesday is contagious. You can’t help but to smile cheek to cheek from warm-up to post-workout photo. Today we passed out the first ever NP MKE Positivity Award to Meggie. Meggie has been with us since the beginning and truly embodies what we’re all about. She’s one of the nicest and most genuine people I know and absolutely deserved this award.
Everyone crushed today’s workout, dubbed “The Bee Hive”. It consisted of running from Abe (bee hive) to the orange statue (flower) and back, followed by hops across Abe (pollinating) and a few exercises in between. Probably one of our best extended analogies, and definitely one of our best workouts to date.
The tribe is not negative. The tribe is BEEastly.
See you next Wednesday. War Memorial. 6:26 am.
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