There’s this floating restaurant called “Isdaan Tarlac” back in the Philippines. I’ve been there once before and it was definitely one of the most interesting places that I’ve eaten at.
The Filipino dishes that they serve are topnotch but what makes it memorable is their “Tacsiyapo Wall.” It’s meant to relieve your stress and it’s basically a wall with a bunch of words that represents the things that we all collectively hate. Thieves, cheaters, disgruntled ex wives, your present spouse, the government, sexual harassers, crappy customers, poor health, etc... etc... (swipe right for the photo)
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And for just a few dollars, you can hurl plates, cups, saucers, a flower vase or a freakin T.V. at the wall while shouting “TACSIYAPO!”, a curse word in the “kapampangan” dialect that basisally means “you’re a nuisance” or “son of a b!tch.” They encourage you to shout the word for maximum stress relief before throwing your weapon of choice. This is affordable therapy at its finest!
See, the body starts to prepare us for fighting or fleeing during times of anger or stress. We start to breathe heavily in order to increase oxygen intake, our muscles tense, and adrenaline starts to flow. This physiological response is meant to give us explosive strength. But what happens when we’re mad and we don’t release the energy? We implode... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And usually the socially accepted way to respond to stress is to just shut up. We keep it in right? But it builds. And It brews. Then you melt from the inside. But what if we can find a healthier way to deal with that tension? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is where the 15th self-care hack comes in. (We’re just gonna borrow the idea from the “Tacsiyapo Wall” )
So yeah... Let’s break something! Anything! Maybe say a curse word while you’re at it too. Find a safe way to do this though. As long as it’s not gonna land you in prison, hurt you or someone else then I’ll approve of it. 😜
Can you think of something that you can break? 🤬😡🤬
This obstacle is appropriately named. Over the last 4 weeks @jennyhre23 has been training with The Lions Pride team and myself for the @grit_ocr, which included rope climbs every Sunday. Every week she struggled to get up that rope but never gave in to what seemed impossible. Yesterday morning we all had the opportunity to watch her “rise” to the occasion and get her very first rope climb! Congrats Jenny! You are a true Lioness!