Ironman 70.3: A race against yourself
Picture yourself racing through a coastal paradise. Watching natural wonders in your way, filling your lungs with the purest air, clearing your mind and spirit feeling the sea breeze and relaxing contemplating the ocean and the mystical rainforests in a place where the energy of life surrounds and embodies everything.
Wouldn’t you like to swim in a race that will be good not only for your body but for your mind? Marvel yourself with the breathtaking crystal clear waters of the Pacific, the magical corals and the colorful fishes that paint the sea. Discover your true potential in a journey through one of the most beautiful oceans in the world.
Wander the majestic jungle while you bike, accompanied by vivacious monkeys and sacred iguanas that will come to meet you and keep you moving forward. The passage will be so striking, that both spectators and athletes will enjoy all its exuberance. No boundaries, no limits only a journey into the wild that will keep you moving forward in a race against the best version of yourself.
If your are willing to take risks, leave your comfort zone and challenge your own boundaries, a one of a kind experience awaits you in Costa Rica in June 18, 2017 for the IRONMAN 70.3. And if you are a world class athlete you will need a world class hotel.
Reserva Conchal is the ideal place to stay in your trip to Costa Rica. Combining the best of both worlds, nature and comfort, peace and adventure, we have the best atmosphere for you to relax, get to know your inner warrior and enjoy the “Pura Vida” lifestyle that will keep you wanting more.
Get ready to live one of the most magical moments in your life!
Leave the comfort zone and embark on a wonderful experience that will change your life.
¿Did you know that urban living was found to raise the risk of anxiety disorders and mood disorders by 21% and 39% respectively? Although cities can offer us a great amount of comfort and commodities they can also bring us distress and high levels of anxiety. The effect of this can be fatal to us and our families: lower life expectancy, emotional and behavioral disorders, poor physical health and many other factors that can affect you later in life.
Maybe that’s why many people have turn to places that offer another type of atmosphere and rhythm. And, for a long time, one of the most popular oasis have been the magical and enigmatic Costa Rica.
This Latin American jewel has one of the highest life expectancies in America -even higher than the United State-, and the people who come here are the ones who discover why. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes -breathtaking volcanoes, crystal clear beaches, spectacular mountains and vibrant flora- Costa Rica guards 6% of the world’s biodiversity, a truly magical place for anyone who is seeking for an adventure, mental and physical balance or just a place to just live life at its fullest.
The spiritual and physical benefits of living near nature and the beach are vast. Many studies and experts have concluded that living near these spaces contribute to a longer and less stressful life, better health thanks to the coastal air and the sunlight, and can also help people struggling with diabetes. Connecting ourselves to nature and living with harmony are also great benefits of living in magical places like Costa Rica.
Leaving our comfort zone can be terrifying, but in Reserva Conchal we have all you need to start an extraordinary and authentic life. Come visit us and be part of the “Pura vida” lifestyle. We assure you that this will be an adventure that you and the ones you love will never forget.
10 habits that will dramatically change your life
1. Meditate daily
Meditation is a millenary practice that has been present in almost every ancient culture, helping our ancestors to equilibrate, concentrate, connect with their inner selves and being more wise. In a world full of distractions having a moment to reflect and just let things flow through our minds is a really good exercise for obtaining balance and inner peace. Also, The benefits of meditation are great, ranging from better stress management to a lower risk of depression.
And what better way to meditate than doing it in the middle of a mystical and magical place as Costa Rica, particularly in one of the most beautiful places there is: Reserva Conchal.
2. Start a “stop doing list”
Instead of following the common “to do list”, starting a “stop doing list” will make you take note of the unproductive ways you spend your time and focus on breaking those habits. Once the old habits are broken, devote your energy to starting new, healthier habits that will lead to self-improvement.
The benefits of exercise are immense, from improving our health to making us happy, this activity is something we should consistently do every day or at least 3 times a week. Exercise will not only help you achieve your beach body but will also contribute to age gracefully and without problems.
In Reserva Conchal you will have access to everything you need to keep you active, plus the amazing benefits of exercising near nature will boost and multiply you overall health.
4. Challenge yourself
Thinking that we have achieved everything can be dangerous. We should be proud of all we have accomplished but we always need to seek new challenges, goals and interests that can keep us moving forward. Learning a new language or music instrument, challenging our beliefs or starting a new hobbie can increase our intelligence, strengthen our mind and keep it sharp.
Remember that not getting an education or taking advantage of opportunities are two of the things people look back on their lives and regret the most.
5. Don’t obsess over “how” you’ll do something.
Sometimes we are afraid of starting new things because we don’t know how to do it. We fear of starting a new business, beginning a new project or take risks because the “how” is the central question we always ask. But it shouldn’t be this way.
Obsessing over your “how” will only lead you to full-on panic. Define your “why” for sure, but let go of the “how.” By doing this, you will be able to think of solutions rather than doubts.
6. Read more
Keep one in your car, your bag, or your briefcase. The next time you find yourself waiting in line, waiting for an appointment, or waiting to meet a friend, open your book and read instead of pulling out your smart phone and scrolling through social media. Engaging with one story or idea, rather than bouncing between hundreds of little pieces of trivial, often irrelevant news, helps your mind stay calm, focused, and present.
7. Live in a different city at least once in your life
Awareness, education, and respect for other cultures will enhance your life in untold ways. It will also expand your business and social circles. Whether you’re visiting the neighboring city you’ve never seen or hiking in Costa Rica for the first time, experiencing the unfamiliar leads to renewed energy and creativity, newfound perspectives, fun memories, and — at the very least — an interesting story.
8. Get enough sleep
Being tired actually makes it harder to be happy. Lack of sleep can make you more vulnerable to depression, anxiety and physical disease. The common phrase “Sleeping on it” does improve decision making.
Naps are great too. Naps increase alertness and performance on the job,enhance learning ability and purge negative emotions while enhancing positive ones. Here’s how to improve your naps.
9. Express gratitude
Human beings need positive reinforcement and words of affirmation in order to feel connected and cared about. We need to feel appreciated, valued, and respected.
So be generous with your compliments and praise. If you like your coworker’s outfit, tell her. If you find yourself admiring your brother’s sense of humor, let him know. Sharing your kind thoughts is the easiest, quickest way to positively impact someone’s day. It will also make you happier and improve your relationships.
10. Wander in nature
Spending time in outdoor green spaces has been linked to improvements in mood, concentration, and creativity. Being in nature is has long been associated with being mindful and meditative, but only recently has the scientific community researched the mental health benefits of outdoor immersion. Studies have shown that reconnecting with green can help lift depression, improve energy, and boost overall well-being and mental health.
In Reserva Conchal we have everything you need for you to start a new life and develop healthier habits that will make live life at its fullest. What are you waiting for? Discover life as you never have before.
How scientists agree that vacationing with family is a must
Have you been putting off traveling with your family due to work obligations, finances, or some other reason? Let us show you why scientists agree on why is good for your family to take a vacation.
- Vacations mean spending quality time together
Parents and children are consistently on the go. There is work, school, after school programs, sports and other activities. Vacations will pull a family together and reinforce the fact that quality time is essential.
- Taking a vacation allows you and your family to lay back and relax
A family vacation will definitely put the daily routine aside for just a little while and allow you to kick back and relax. Do things you would not normally do with your family on a normal schedule. Vacations are meant to have fun without any worries.
- You will experience new things
Traveling can expose your family to new places, people, cultures, and things.
You can see different people, admire new natural environments, experience a variety of food – perhaps you will even be exposed to new languages.
There is no doubt you all will learn different things.
- Create memories
Taking time together to share experiences and activities creates memories that will be recalled and reminisced about later on.
Come to Reserva Conchal in Costa Rica and you will live the best vacations ever!
- 3 Beliefs That Will Hold You Back From Living an Authentic Life (artículo de curaduría)
Truly authentic people have an ease about them that makes them instantly likable. They seem to know who they are and they appear comfortable in whatever circumstances they face.
A lot of people yearn for that authenticity. They seek to become a more genuine person so they don’t have to spend so much time worrying how they fit in.
Yet, many people won’t ever become truly authentic. And quite often, it’s because they believe these three big misconceptions about what it means to really be authentic:
- Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin Means Acting the Same in All Circumstances
About 10 years ago, self-help gurus were shouting from the hilltops that loving yourself means acting the same all the time, regardless of where you are or who you are with. Otherwise, it’d be impossible to be comfortable in your own skin.
But just as the idea rose in popularity, social media emerged and Facebook users began to realize that the idea that you should always act the same wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
In fact, studies have shown how social media can increase your stress because you have to decide how to present yourself to people from all facets of your life. Researchers have found the more Facebook friends you have, the more stressed out you’re likely to be because there’s a greater chance that you’ll offend someone.
The truth: While you shouldn’t change your personality like a chameleon depending on who is in the room, you can present yourself appropriate to the situation you’re in. Using a professional demeanor in a job interview and presenting a more relaxed version of yourself at a cocktail party doesn’t mean you’re fake.
It means you’re socially appropriate. You can still be completely authentic while also being aware of how you present yourself to others.
- Your Values Always Stay the Same
A lot of people think if you’re authentic, your values will remain the same all the time. It’s a concept that has been shared by a variety of CEOs and popular psychology professionals.
There is some merit in that idea. Changing your values because your latest romantic partner believes in something different, or giving up on certain values just because it’s hard to live by them, isn’t authentic. But that doesn’t mean your values can’t change over time.
The truth: As your life circumstances change, there’s a good chance your values may shift. Your 40-year-old self will hopefully have learned a lot since the days of the college dorm. As your career takes off, your family grows, and you recognize what really matters in your life, your values may change.
As long as your behavior is in line with your beliefs, you’re being authentic. So as your beliefs shift, so should your priorities. Adjusting your life so you can live according to your values is true authenticity.
- Being Authentic Means Being Brutally Honest
Some people try to excuse rude behavior by saying, “I’m just being honest.” But there’s a difference between being truthful and being inconsiderate.
Just because you don’t like your co-worker’s new shoes doesn’t mean you have to share your opinion. And just because you aren’t a fan of your sister’s new boyfriend doesn’t mean you need to tell him you don’t like him.
But so many people say things like, “I’m not fake. If I don’t like you I’m going to tell you,” as if sharing their displeasure somehow means they’re authentic.
The truth: Being kind and considerate–even when you might not like someone–is a social skill. It doesn’t make you ‘two-faced.’
The way you treat other people speaks volumes about who you are. So don’t fool yourself into thinking that speaking your mind makes you genuine. Instead, if you want others to see you as being ‘real,’ focus on showing compassion without passing judgment.
INC., Amy Morin