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What do you no longer have the mental energy for? For me it's petty arguments/arguing just for the sake of it. As a teen, I'd love to engage myself in debates and arguments, but as an adult in their mid 20s, who also struggles w/depression, I just don't have the energy anymore. I'm just like ~block~

Ohh, that's a good one!! I don't know how much is mental energy and how much is maturing (and only investing time in the things that matter?) But I have made a LIST because I love a list.
• Fighting for causes that aren't mine. Because a) literally don't have time and b) I probs did more harm than good, in all honesty.
• Micromanaging every little thing that I eat. I could do it when I was a full-time athlete, I cannot do it as a full-time adult. Haven't got time.
• Caring about what so-and-so is doing. I don't know if it's super ignorant of me to not really care about politics, but I can't impact it on the day to day so I'm just going to mind my own business.
• In the same vein, celebrities! Haven't got a clue what they're up to anymore. Hope they're having fun.
• Being the "good" sibling. I was always the bad sibling, but I have now fully embraced it.
• Aaaand in the same vein (again!) Competing with other people. And I 10000% HAD to do this as a teenager/young(er) adult, because it was my job. Now I still care if you're training harder/getting better results/getting the good sponsors etc, but not enough to break my entire body again.
Being human is a full-time job, my dude. We're like super demanding houseplants.

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What do you feel that people need to remember in life?

Remember that your true potential is unlimited and you should strive for the highest expression of yourself as possible. Everything ends. The only way to combat that dreadfully sorrowful inevitability, is to make good memories. Go out, and make good memories. Love isn't real, it's a chemical reaction in the brain, that others can and will use to take advantage of you. Protect yourself at all costs.
No one really gives a fuck, they too busy caring about themselves and looking after their own lives, and even if they do it doesn't really change anything. Life has a shite ton of suffering, and most people will not understand your struggles. Nothing is coming to save you, not jesus, gods, the list goes on. you are your own savior, yes it sounds cheesy but its very true. also, our dreams/desires don't always work out, but it may show you a new better path.
It is almost impossible to thrive if you continuously surround yourself with bad people. Don't try to fix relationships that you didn't have to start and that you'd better end long time ago.
No matter what you do or who you are, nothing will go to plan. Vacations, jobs, whatever. That's where the fun is in life.
If you’re working towards it, give it time. Nothing is instant and you can’t stress your way throughlife. That’s not a way to live.
Being a failure is still better than being a quitter.
You are wrong a lot of the time. Try to get out of your own head and listen to other people. What you are experiencing is only a version of reality filtered in your own mind. Life can be so different (and better) if you change perspective and actively create your new self.
There are exactly two types of people. Those who are good, and those who are rewarded for being good. You cannot just surround yourself with people that reinforce your echo chamber. You have to listen to people and challenge your own points of views. Play devil's advocate on everything. Ask yourself why you feel the ways that you feel. You cannot connect with people and maintain those connections if you do NOT quiet your own thoughts and consider others.
Enjoy everything while it lasts and never stop dreaming. You’ll never get those moments back,
There's really no point in doing anything in life, because it's all over in the blink of an eye. We could wake up tomorrow, and could all go to hell. There will probably always, to some extent, be that feeling, this could all end tomorrow.
As an athlete you rely on the health of your body, and as we all know, that can stop from one moment to the next.
That life doesn't matter you have make it matter for yourself.
Just because you love someone doesn't mean they are going to treat you right.

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Which one do you think is most important? Why? -Positive feedback -Negative feedback -Asking for feedback from someone else

Iamahomunculus’s Profile PhotoHawkeye
In coaching we work with the sandwich principle, and as somebody who hates criticising people I find it invaluable. (Thing I should say: "No, oh my god, please don't lunge like that you will do SO MUCH LIGAMENT DAMAGE." Thing I say: "Not bad I guess.")
Basically you praise one thing "The way you reached that shot early was brilliant" then the criticism "but make sure you don't let your knee go over the ankle on that lunge" and then another piece of positive feedback "Good recovery on getting back to base."
So the athlete comes away with a positive feeling about the interaction, but still has that teaching point. It keeps enthusiasm up, builds the rapport between you and your player, builds trust - all good things, yknow?
It works to a point! If you've got athletes you've been coaching for 10+ years then I feel I'm within my rights to say "the fuck was that shot, oh my god."

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Montre une image de toi qui te sent triste sans le montrer. ❓❗️

pupuce_m’s Profile PhotoPupuce Maou
Long Answer: I recently started developing a crush that would never work out (First crush in almost 4 years, what a disaster). Also been thinking recently I might be autistic and that's kinda weighing on me as well. On top of this I have 2 exams coming up that I'm nowhere near prepared for. Couple that with my crippling fear of failure (to the point where I'm scared to ask someone how to use a new printer and have to hide in a toilet cubicle and end up having a panic attack in there.. over a fucking printer). Oh and the 30 or so rejections for part time jobs I've had in the last 5 or 6 months - I spent 3 years volunteering and as much as I would have loved to continue that I couldn't continue to give my time to unpaid work whilst barely having enough money for 3 meals a day as a student. I have a habit of over-thinking so whenever I feel down I stop to make sure I gather every reason why I'm sad and overwhelm myself with it, I always seem to fly to emotional extremes. Not being able to see my youngest granddaughter. Her mom is....terrible and we don't have contact. I can't even legally do anything because I am not actually blood related, but no matter what anyone says she is my granddaughter. I just hope her mom does not mess her up too much. I just wish I could see her.
I want to be an entrepreneur and novelist. Bottomline, I want a freedom, but I'm not sure yet if that's what I really want. Because in the past years I've been changing course from wanting to be a detective, a musician, an athlete, aaand more.
Plus, entrepreneur and writer are two hard things in my country. Entrepreneurs are started to be appreciated because the boom in tech startups and society has experienced the benefits from it. But writer? People labelled it as an underpaid job, some could even say "how will you feed your family?" if I'd say I'll be a writer. I know, a successful writer will get paid a lot. There are examples in my country for successful writers. But then, there are only few percentages of them. Plus, reading is not a big thing here. What's big here is when you are a person of high position in a company, or if you have a shitton of salary.
I have empathy for homeless people too. I acknowledge that often times they end up homeless from multiple circumstances that aren't always their fault. People assume all homeless people chose to be. It's not like that... unfortunate things happened to them. Now animals they are adopted/raised by their owner. It's no different than a homeless toddler. They're a near helpless product of their owners environment and they have no choice but to suffer with them unless they run off....

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Have you ever bobbed for apples?

lnr87’s Profile Photome lol
I've been massively competitive since I was a kid. This worked out really well for me as an athlete, but it was a bit over the top as a child. You know the one with their head deep in the bucket, snapping at apples like some kind of mammalian piranha?
That was me. I was that kid.
My poor mum then had to bring her drenched child home from these parties, apple clamped in her teeth. I was a frequent source of "Christ's sake, Natasha." 😂

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Also, how may I address you? I understand that you are experiencing a rough patch. How are things at the moment? How are you coping?

AisyahIsHere2’s Profile PhotoAisyahpotated
Thank you for your concern and positive vibe!
You can call me Alex. My wife recently suffered a heart attack but is recovering since several stents were inserted into the LAD artery the feeds her heart. What has helped us is the fact that Anne has many supportive friends, a deep and uncompromised faith in God, and she has been a devoted athlete (swimmer) her entire life. In fact, one month prior to her heart attack Anne won four gold medals in the Masters games and qualified for the nationals. I suppose that was why we were shocked. But as you well know, life happens with it's ups, downs, twists & turns. That is where strong faith and a positive attitude are critical to handling adversity and living a healthy and productive life.
I am glad that you contacted me. What is your name and what country are you from? I live in the United States. If you have any questions or just want to talk let me know. /Alex

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Also how may I address you I understand that you are experiencing a rough patch

You had an exercise addiction?

My dude, no one exercises through a torn ACL, collapsed VMOs, knackered meniscus and multiple counts of RSI, cracked ribs and bone breaks because they're having a really good time or that medal is so important. That's just what they tell themselves 😂
And, actually, sometimes it's what the coaches/management are saying as well. It is one of the chronically toxic elements of professional sport and I'd say we're only starting to see it highlighted as a problem now. That's largely due to Simone Biles withdrawing from the Olympics, documentaries like Athlete A - the archaic attitude of "no pain, no gain" still rules the world of sport, and 99% of athletes genuinely believe it to be true. We exchange stories of injuries with a kind of ego and masochism that is frankly stupid. If you aren't fighting to get back at it as soon as you humanly can, you aren't trying hard enough. It's a dangerous world to grow up in 🤷‍♀️

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What are some careers that you don't have a snowball's chance in hell of attaining for yourself if you don't start work towards them early/young?

KeepYourEyesPeeled’s Profile PhotoLucas
Professional athlete. Some of these guys start playing at 4 or 5. There's some cases of some athletes starting to play at an older age, but they had insane belief they would become a pro athlete. They were gifted, but it was coupled with willpower. For the other guys it wasn't so much willpower as it was natural talent. They were basically unofficially draft eligible at 10 lol.
Hakeem Olajuwon was 15 when he first played basketball. 6 years later he was the 1st overall pick. As you can see, he's one example of how starting late can still work out. However, there's no denying that if you dig into Hakeem's brain, I bet he knew he'd be a pro athlete no matter what.

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Do you think that public figures like professional athletes and pundits, along with celebrities and influencers, endure more abuse online than people who aren’t famous? Is it just “part of the job”? Should it be?

KeepYourEyesPeeled’s Profile PhotoLucas
I think they do because of their name. If LeBron James says anything dumb, trolls will pounce all over him. However, if it were Joe Blow from down the road, nobody would care. Joe Blow has no influence in the world whatsoever, so nobody cares. LeBron, on the other hand, has a good amount of influence in the world - mostly in sports. So, if people can rattle him via online trolling, they've done their job properly. Unfortunately for the trolls, not every athlete is easy to cave. Some athletes don't even care.
It shouldn't be that way though. It's not like a celebrity is some sort of God. They're human. So, why discriminate? Just let them live their life, let us live our life, and we all live happily ever after.

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What is your opinion on diets? Do you think they’re helpful / unhelpful and if so, why/why not?

That all depends on the diet and the person.
If someone is severely overweight (obese) and they could die if they don’t lose weight and change their eating habits, then a diet is completely worth it.
If someone is severely underweight and they could die if they don’t gain weight and change their eating habits, then a diet of calorie dense foods to help them put on weight is worth it.
If an athlete needs to fuel themselves properly, a diet high in protein and carbs can be worth it.
For the average Joe and Jane, a diet might not be worth it. Unless that diet is a lifestyle change that will increase their lifespan, and incorporates mostly whole plant foods.

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How'd you describe your general "aesthetic"? Like the way you choose to dress, decorate your home etc. 👕🛋🖼

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
It's kinda haphazard. I love pretty things, and I'm an athlete, and I live on a farm. So my room and my wardrobe is a weird mixture of all my sports kit, and my designer clothes and the muddy clothes I've just stripped. And I get attached 8to things. So I have a statue of a dragon that I fell in love with (he's called Sergei) and a shelf of vintage cameras, and bookcases that are overflowing.
It's a mess, basically 😂

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but I thought you were done w animals? a scottish fold would be so nice waise uff, I never really expected that you are soo into animals waise haha, do you like horror movies?? and I think you are a athlete form my perspective so hellooo athlete pls share tips

Im but ive wanted a cat since forever its just my lil bro is allergic to them. Yes yes my favorite genre.
Im no athlete, honestly i run so i don't have to think 😌

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are you like a athlete or smth?? and how many pets have you had before?? I'm so sorry for your loss waise, you're in med school? shitt I feel for you famm alsooo I had a husky too so that's that, do you have a picture of your husky??

I wouldn't call myself an athlete i just run cause it makes me happy.
I had >>>> pets, it all started w goldfish and then rabbits and parrots amd other birds then dogs bcs my dad hunts amd stuff tho i don't like pointers tou ghar pr we had the ones i mentioned, sont have a picture atm. And now i want to get a cat, Scottish fold to be exact :((

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What was your opinion on PE in school? Was there a favorite and least favorite thing that you did during PE? Why those? 🏃‍♀️🏈🏸🤽‍♂️⚽️

I personally loved it in school. It was an easy way to get a high grade as long as you gave an effort and tried. Physical Education never judged you on how good of an athlete you are, but how much effort you put in to playing the game. Whether it was field hockey, basketball, badminton, etc. So that was my favorite thing about the subject. It was that you were graded on effort, not athleticism. It was easy to get a grade in the 80s, if not higher.
I do remember one year we had an exam which was my least favorite thing cause I don't think gym class should ever have an exam. It should be strictly fun for the whole semester. I just never studied for the exam, so I probably didn't get a high grade like I should've lol. Even that wasn't too bad though, but it shouldn't be a thing in my opinion.

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If you don't mind me asking, how does it feel to be sick with covid19? Is it painful? How long does it take you to get better? I used to think TB would be very painful, but then I caught it and it was very bearable. You feel very weak and tired, but nothing hurts per se.

It's horrendous, and that's bearing in mind that I'm an athlete and 23 - I got to the point where it was "we'll give it an hour and if there's no change then we're calling an ambulance" but I wasn't hospitalised.
It took me 5 weeks to feel something like normal again and I honestly remember very little of those 5 weeks 😂 Like you say, you're tired and weak but it's the feeling of not being able to breathe and coughing up your lungs that gets really scary by the end of it. You don't sleep more than an hour at a time because you'll cough yourself awake and stay awake for hours, so by the end you're just exhausted and run out of fight. There's no appetite and everything aches. So bundle of giggles 😂
What's kind of weird is that it's 12 weeks later and I'm still exhausted? Like, yes I can get back to the three hour workouts but I'll be asleep by 8pm. There's no resilience left, it's really odd.
So not great, but not awful! Like I said, though, I was almost hospitalised but wasn't so it was still a mild-ish case.

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If that’s what works to keep you in shape eh that’s awesome 😊. Holy crap eh look at you all go! How has it been? Challenging?. I’m actually a bodybuilding athlete and weight lifting is my favourite. Also weights burn fat and calories for 48 hours 🤤.

There‘s one exercise that my brother added to list that I don’t really like, since it‘s so challenging that I need to take breaks in between. 😅
But in general it‘s okay and not that hard. 🤗
That sounds amazing. I‘m happy to hear that you found something you enjoy so much. 🤗

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Do you enjoy trying new things or do you just like your everyday kind of things that go on in your life? Like do you mind trying new foods? Or rearranging your room every now and then? Or maybe trying to face your fears? Or just trying different new challenges?

Ice_Frozen_Vocals’s Profile PhotoŞωεεT† ɮȩ̷̠̝͙̎̑̆ℓℓล ♡♪
People know me because of my involvement in so many creative activities. When you deeply feel the fact that everyone has same mechanism as a human & there's only life to experience everything, then you naturally gain the determination to adopt something new. It could be any activity or habit. Everyone is capable of everything. We only lose when it's about mental determination & emotions. This is my key to gather wonders in this life. Try something new. If there's an athlete you like then it's not good to consider yourself an ordinary person. He/She was you back in time. It's never bad to dream or confess about your desires. Keep chasing your dreams like I'm doing! ❤️

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How do you overcome the sadness when you are told by an astrologer that you can never achieve the dream of a government job you can either opt private?

Do not believe the astrologist for starters. It is the belief that is making you sad, and believing that is martyrdom (sacrificing your life). You are choosing to sacrifice your dreams because an astrologist told you something?
Not even the astrologer knows if what they told you is true. How could they? Astrologers rely on their own beliefs in astrological systems that other humans (imperfect) created at some point in the recent or distant past. Different astrologers will tell you different things because they believe different things and it is made up and interpreted by human beings, and we make mistakes and create false beliefs all the time. Only believe in astrology if GOD shows up in front of you and explains how the stars and planets and your birth date and time mean something to your job prospects. Instead of believing in some astrologer, focus on developing your skills, your personality, your resume, your appearance, and build contacts and relationships, and if you want to get a job in government, go for it, work for it, and keep trying. If you are smart and qualified, you deserve a chance to succeed. Not everyone who wants a job in government gets one, just like everyone who wants to win the lottery or become President or be a professional athlete achieves their dream, but you have to try if you want to achieve your dream. Don’t let an astrologer’s words stand in your way.
Shape your own destiny. Exercise, eat well, do yoga, meditate, learn everything there is to know about the job you want, get the qualifications needed, and keep trying. You are free to pursue your dreams.

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How much of your success in badminton do you feel is due to an innate athleticism, and how much due to proper coaching and training. In other words, how successful can a natural athlete be without great coaching, & how successful can a non-athlete be if they get excellent coaching & training?

You ask such amazing questions, good God. I do apologise for the lack of quality in the answers, haha!
It's a tricky one to say. I made it all of the way to county level before I recieved any real coaching. I taught myself how to serve properly and whatever off of YouTube, but up until then I was playing with the wrong grip and no concept of footwork. What I did have, and I think helped in a huge way, was a past in dance and sprinting/athletics. So as you say, there was a level of innate athleticism. That being said, as soon as I recieved proper coaching I flew from strength to strength - partially because I had the confidence to go "I know this shot will work because I have put in the building blocks and know this stroke cycle inside out." Within two years of having proper coaching, I was a coach myself.
And as a coach, I see the same. A lot of my role is to stand back and watch - sure, be on court but make sure you see what people are doing with their feet, their grip, their body. And what I see again and again is that naturally athletic kids will do amazingly for the first couple of weeks - but they don't want to listen. At a very base level, they can win through sheer speed and power. Unfortunately the kids who do listen and want to learn take over after a really small handful of time because badminton is based massively on technique. Without it, you stagnate really quickly. Of the two, my money would be on the somewhat less athletic player who knows what they're doing. Fitness levels can be improved, haha, so that's not a sticking point. But attitudes to trying new things - you need coaches to inspire, to lead, to help. Without those, the game grows old really quickly.

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You know what ? I was going to reply with something even more wittier & multi-layered for you to disect but .. I'm getting a vibe here that you rarely welcome a change & are usually not open to being courteous/playful without a reason & I know why that would be the case .. too many jerks around.Ciao

sivvish’s Profile PhotoVishal Singh
I wish it was something witty and multi-layered for me to disect;) Also you must be an athlete cus you jump onto conclusions like one! Ciaoo

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+4 answers in: “If anybody wants to feel miserable, let me know. I'll help you. I'm good at that.😂 P.S. If you've seen any of my previous multiple shoutouts, can you tell me pls whether I'm crazy or there are some people who think this way as well because I'm increasingly starting to feel like I'm the only one🙁”

What's your tip for becoming vegan to someone who basically only eats meat and chicken because she is allergic to a lot of fruits and vegetables, but wants to go vegan anyways?

kellykitties’s Profile PhotoMoved to @norakitties
To eat what you're not allergic to....
I can't really make many recommendations if you're allergic to a lot of fruits and veggies because Idk what you're allergic to and I don't want to recommend anything that you're allergic to.
Every vegan should aim for 80% whole foods, 20% alternatives.
Whole foods are rice, fruit, veggies, hummus etc.
Alternatives are faux chicken nuggets, faux ham slices, faux mayo etc.
If someone is an athlete then it changes to 90% whole foods, 10% alternatives.
You can be healthy on a 70%-30% ratio and even more even ratios but it's not recommended.
Find a good balance of fats and proteins.
Carbs aren't as important to educate yourself on because you'll still be eating those, but make sure to learn what fat sources and protein sources are vegan.
I highly recommend using cronometer.com or the cronometer app to see what you need and what you're missing out on.
Remember that the more colour in a bowl of whole foods there is, usually the more varied nutrients there is.
I'm allergic to almonds, lanolin(which isn't vegan), tea tree oil so I can't use a lot of vegan body washes because they have tea tree oil and I can't eat a lot of vegan things bec of almonds but I've never helped someone who's been allergic to a lot of fruits and vegetables so I'll need to know the specifics.
Tbh I had celery two days ago and I think I might be allergic to that too, but that's about it.
Send me a question with your allergens and a question with your favourite foods and I'll try to help you out as best I can.
For the moment just try to buy vegan beauty products, household products, clothing etc. as often as possible.

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Athlete Girl 🎀 قروب للفتيات لتشجيع بعضنا البعض على ممارسة الرياضة والابتعاد عن كل ما هو غير صحي ونشر كل ما هو صحي ومفيد للحفاظ على لياقة أجسامنا https://t.me/athgirl ❤❤

امارس رياضه اوك بمشيها بس ابتعد عن كل ما هو غير صحي لاااااا هون بكفي ، انا شو مصبرني على الحياه غير الاشياء الغير صحيه ، لو مو موجوده هاي الاشياء كان زمان انتحرت 🌚😂

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If they were giving out superlatives in life tomorrow (like in high school- best dressed, most popular, most artistic, class clown, etc) what would you get?

shehitsback’s Profile PhotoAllison Campbell
I write a lot, so maybe "most (self) published?" Dunno, I'm not enough of a genius, hipster, or athlete to be that distinct. I like to think writing is indeed a well-regarded enough art for me to aspire to be most artistic, in my own way.

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