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Nov. 12, 2021 | Just a Few Things

Nov. 12, 2021 | Just a Few Things

Welcome to this week's edition of Just a Few Things, where I share just a few things from that week that have inspired, motivated, interested or (insert whatever adjective you'd like here) me during that week.

Why do these? Because we often find inspiration in the most unexpected of places. Maybe you'll see something in this week's edition that will spur you to action or maybe you'll be moved to share a thing or two from your week with me!

And if you're thinking... what does this have to do with flags? Well, it has absolutely nothing to do with flags. Combat Flags has always been about more than flags - it's about community, sharing ideas and constant improvement. Unusual, right?

A challenge to you: Choose 1 of the things below and leave your reply in a comment. You never know who you can inspire!

Let's get to it:

A plan for 2022 + this week's book
Full disclosure, I'm compiling a 2022 reading list from Combat Flags. The purpose of the list will be to share perspectives on topics of interest within the military/veteran community.

With that, the book I'm reading this week is "What It's Like to Go To War" by Karl Marlantes. The barebones description is this: Karl explores his experiences from the Vietnam War and teases them out to better understand the war experience, how we're prepared for it and how we bring it home. It's a solid read and a perfect fit for the reading list.

You can find it here.

The CHAD 1000X Workout
Have you seen Jocko or Jason McCarthy doing or talking about this workout on Instagram? I did, and it got me interested, so here it is: 1,000 box step ups wither weighted or unweighted. The cool thing about this is you can register (officially), with proceeds from each registration going to help, you guessed it, fight veteran suicides.

Check it out here.

Learning to live with silence
One life change I've been working on is to do things in silence. That is, to not constantly have music or a podcast on in the background. After reading in a few books about the need for the mind to rest and wander, I realized that nearly everything I do - from run to workout to work - has some kind of noise associated with it. Typically it's music playing and sometimes a podcast. So, this week I've been working to leave it all off and, I've got to say, it's been nice. My runs feel like they go faster, working is definitely more focused and my mind feels less cloudy/tired at the end of the day. Give it a try, you might like it!

Alright, that's it for this week's edition of Just a Few Things. I hope you've been inspired to try something new, read a book, reflect on your week or listen to a new podcast. Please feel free to drop a comment or email with a thing or two from your week than I can share with others!

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