S.A.I.D. Principle

SAID Principle

This is a principle that I learned in school.

 It means that when the body is placed under some form of stress, it starts to make adaptations that will allow the body to get better at withstanding that specific form of stress in the future.

The SAID principle is generally applied to athletes that need to train for a specific sport.  Do they need to focus on speed, on power, on endurance?  Athletes train on the field and in the weight room for not only their sport, but their specific position.

I have begun to consider how many other areas of life that the SAID principle can be applied.

  • If I sit on the couch and eat junk all day, my body adapts and becomes really good at coping with that specific habit.
  • As I meditate more often, my body is becoming more adept at relaxing quickly.  I am not carrying stress in my shoulders nearly as much.
  • Though paddleboarding involves a great core workout, my abs were really sore after returning to the gym’s sit-up chair.
  • I have heard that many writers write something everyday.  Even if it is not directly related to a current project, it can improve writing.
  • If faking a smile can make you happy, can whining make you more miserable?

What are you adapting to?


24 thoughts on “S.A.I.D. Principle

  1. Excellent questions. I do indeed agree with “If faking a smile can make you happy, can whining make you more miserable?” I works for me I know that if I’m down if I make an effort to smile, even if it feels fake for a bit, I do end up feeling better.

  2. I am adapting to my new approach to blogging. It’s more fun and I am now enjoying the experience ………… even when I come here 😉 Great post Katie 😀 Ralph xox

  3. Another good post Katie. At the moment I guess I unfortunately am adapting to longer and longer working hours!

    Good to hear your meditation is going well too!



    • Thanks! Sorry about the longer hours. I have been doing some special projects for work on the weekends and am having a hard time just figuring out what day it is. Fingers crossed, that it over for me. Good luck with yours!!!! 8)

  4. Pingback: Your Habits Become You – Your Red Scarf Matches Your Eyes « The Serenity Game

    • Sorry, something went wrong in notifications. Thanks for the comment. I do try to smile when out and about. It is wonderful how many times a smile is returned from strangers. 8)

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