5-Points Friday

Concussions and Mini-goals, 5-Points Friday

This week I’m continuing with my new 5-Point Friday series & I think I’ll keep it up as long as I still enjoy it. So far, I’m having a lot of fun with it :))

Also, I did a ton of extra homework this week so that I could just play all weekend! I am going shopping with some girls from work on Saturday, and then maybe meeting up with Dr. Steph (the amazing PT I currently observe) on Sunday. Can’t wait!

new book —

physical therapy fun fact —

First of all, I had no idea that physical therapists treat people after concussions.

Second of all, concussions affect men and women differently! I just read this article from ScientificAmerican.com. It turns out that females have, “higher incidence of concussions, different and more severe symptoms, and are often slower to recover from the injury.”

I don’t know a lot about concussions or brain injuries, but this article sparked my interest. Who knew that our bodies handled the same exact injury in different ways with different results?!

This led to me adding like 5 more articles on concussions to my reading list.

I don’t usually have a lot of time to just read every interesting-looking article I come across online, so I just save it to my reading list, and come back to it on the weekend or whenever I get a chance.

[BLOGGER/WRITER TIP] Saving to a reading list is helpful when you need some inspiration for a post!

mini goal I set (& met!) —

Last weekend I took a workshop and an exam to get certified to teach group fitness classes. (SO excited about this & I’ve been wanting to lead group fitness for forever!)

The instructor said we would get our results in a couple weeks, and I set a mini goal for myself to look for an open instructor position & get an interview, AND I did!

I actually have the interview today on my lunch break so I’ll have to let you guys know how it goes. It definitely reinforces the idea in my head that if I set a goal for myself and give myself a deadline, then I am more likely to make it happen!

quote I’m reflecting on —

Successful people, like successful businesses, live with these questions: “How can I improve the quality of my performance? How can I do better?” Absolute perfection in all human undertakings from building missiles to rearing children is unattainable. This means there is endless room for improvement. Successful people know this, and they are always searching for a better way. (Note: The successful person doesn’t ask, “Can I do it better?” He knows he can. So he phrases the question: “How can I do it better?”)
― David J. Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking Big

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16 thoughts on “Concussions and Mini-goals, 5-Points Friday

  1. Happy Friday! I love this series! I’m taking the day off from work – Going to the community college to make sure everything’s squared away for my impending graduation with my Paralegal studies degree later this year, eating lunch out with my husband and his co-workers, a little bit of shopping, and visiting the library! I’m going to pick up Angels & Demons!

    1. Thanks, Laura Beth! Sounds like a productive & fun day! Angels & Demons is actually the only book in that series that I have read. It was sooo good — suspenseful & I ended up learning quite a bit about the Vatican and how they operate. I hope you guys have a good lunch :))

  2. So interesting! I did my doctoral research on the effects of concussions on an evoked cortical potential and I just eat up any sort of research related to concussions/mini TBI/TBI. Thank you for sharing!!

    Right now I’m reading THE Nest

    1. Hey Nicole, that is so cool that you did your research on concussions! I am now looking up what evoked cortical potential means lol :)) thank you for commenting . Do you have a paper on your research that you’d be willing to email me? I have been trying to become more familiar with research papers so I can better understand for PT school.

  3. Love this one! I look forward to your snap stories every time I see you post one 🙂 and you definitely make me want to get more comfortable with the video side of it! Congrats on the group fitness instructor cert!!!! It’s an awesome feeling knowing you are helping someone along in their fitness journey. Also, I would pick a PT with strength and conditioning knowledge over most others bc it’s a huge part of my injury prevention with triathlon/running and if I could get that all in one place it would be a huge win!! Right now I pop in and out of PT and see a separate strength coach. Have an awesome day girl!!! 💗

    1. Thank you, Mia!! I love your snap stories too :)) always motivating bc you’re SO active all the time (like all day!) And I am very excited to be a part of someone’s fitness journey — I think it will help quite a bit with cueing & teaching when I am a PT one day. And thank you for your input about what PT you’d go to. It would be awesome to be able yo take care of someone’s needs all in one place! You have an awesome day too & I’ll snap you soon💕💕

  4. That seriously surprises me that women have a higher incidence of concussions!!! Crazy! And you go girl with that fitness group! How exciting- I know you will rock it (and the interview leading up to it). Love your Five Point Fridays, Jess!!!!

      1. Awww of course!!!!! And that is SO funny you say that about HP! I was just telling DJ I’m working really hard to get my chores done for the night because I’m craving my nightly Harry Potter reading time. I can’t put it down! SO GOOD!

          1. The third!!!! I am flying through it. I have a long run today and it’s not super nice out so I think I’m going to do it on the treadmill and read, read, read! Which is your favorite?!

          2. Ahh I can’t wait to start the 4th! I’m so nervous with this job starting, but the thought of reading the Bible and Harry Potter are the two things that calm me down- LOL 😂😂😂

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