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In the predictable, a look towards the unpredictable

In the predictable, a look towards the unpredictable

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The battery of the good old clock on the living room shelf ran out, and time was no longer being counted. The family in that house also took a break from the rush of everyday life, after all, it was the year-end holidays; why look at the clock? The schedule was turned to other objectives. But even without the clock hands moving, time, implacable, ran its course, having the Sun and the Moon as witnesses. In its comings and goings, little by little it brought back the routine. The last week of holidays came, the last days, the last hours… and then the family was back home. Commitments were also back. At home, the laundry to do; at work, the decisions to make… It was a new year and the routine, the same as always. But what is routine?

From the dictionary, it is a constant practice or habit, a sequence of activities, events, or steps always occurring or carried out the same way. In common sense, meanings like these often come charged with feelings of sorrow and the so-called “back to the grind” may be a point of suffering for many people. But the etymology of the word itself may lead us to a different way of living the day-to-day. Routine has its origins in French: routine from route, meaning “path”. One way to interpret routine then, would be a known path on which we constantly walk. What makes the difference then as we tread it, since it’s always the same?

A street is always the same street, with its houses, trees, people and circulating vehicles, right? On a first superficial look we may say, yes. But under a deeper observation, we may notice the pothole that was on that corner was fixed; that tree in front of the blue house bore fruit; or that in the house window, is the focused look of a child discovering a whole life in that cutout of the world. How many elements change at each step we take in that same street every morning?

Neuroscience shows us the brain is intelligent even in using energy. Alone, it is responsible for about 20% of the body’s energy consumption, so it tends to save it and so prioritizes the command of customary actions, routines, since absorbing new knowledge demands different connections and neural circuits, which consumes more energy. That’s why, when walking the same street, the person might be in “auto mode” and routine is the mere treading on that path where nothing – in their eyes – changes.

But Neuroscience also says that, when a person is motivated, the brain recognizes there is a reward in spending energy to perform the action and the neurons form new synapses and “light up” different areas of the brain. The brain then absorbs and fixes the new information, and learning takes place. Therefore, if we, when going along the same street, search for the unusual, or even have an uncommon thought about something ordinary, the path will always have something different and routine becomes a learning opportunity.

We may then have the understanding that “breaking the routine” is related to the angle from which we perceive our daily lives, and not exclusively to changing the sequence of activities and duties. It is the challenge of pursuing the unpredictable inside the predictable.

Taking a trip or changing times in the schedule may favor an observation that is more curious, attentive, or even motivated about life, but still, the perspective depends on each person. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if the old clock tells the time again or not, if the family is traveling or is back home, looking at the new can happen at any time, including in that same route of every morning.

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https://dicionario.priberam.org/rotina (accessed on January 26, 2024)

https://www.brainn.org.br/brainn-um-centro-de-pesquisas-sobre-o-cerebro/(accessed on January 26, 2024)

https://escolaeducacao.com.br/seu-cerebro-gasta-20-da-energia-do-seu-corpo-entenda/ (accessed on January 27, 2024)

https://www.terra.com.br/noticias/dino/especialista-explica-a-preguica-no-cerebro-e-mostra-como-e-possivel-elimina-la,472ce1543f2c8d29e7e2f458555c7a05gs65sveb.html?utm_source=clipboard
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Welcome to the internal Home Page of the PRÓ-VIDA website. In this environment you will find information about our movement, such as the activities calendar, news and content that may be of interest to you.

Where to find the activities?

You will find the activities calendar right at the top of the home page and, to see all the available activities, just click on “See full calendar”.

The activities are organized by language, time zone, modality (in person, online, or remote in-center), and categories:

  • BAS, AV1 and INT weeks
  • Exercises and Training
  • Lectures and Talks
  • Advanced Levels
  • CGD (General Center for the Tithe)
  • Departments

What activities can I participate in?

You will be able to participate in all available activities, according to your level. They are identified in the calendar by a stripe with the color of the level, on the left side of the activity name.

Basic Level

Every Monday, online Basic Level activities are available. They are offered in four languages ​​(Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and English) and different time zones.

In addition, starting at the Basic Level, you will be able to participate in all the activities identified with the following colors:

Weeks, lectures and exercises aimed at participants from the Basic Level and up.

Here you can find activities such as Keeping in Touch, celebrations, and ceremonies.

Activities carried out by PRÓ-VIDA Departments, such as lectures, presentations and studies.

Check the calendar for upcoming activities and check their times.

Advanced 1​ Level

Activities for the Advanced 1 Level and up are also available for those who have completed that level

Weeks, lectures, exercises and talks for participants from Advanced 1 Level and up.

Introduction Level

For those at the Introduction Level, also the following activities are available:

Weeks, lectures, exercises, and talks for participants from the Introduction Level and up.

Activity for all PRÓ-VIDA participants, starting at the Introduction Level.

Advanced 2SC Level

From Advanced 2 Level and up, the following activities are also available:

Weeks, lectures, exercises and talks for participants from the Advanced 2SC Level and up.

How to browse the site?

Navigate through the pages and contents of the site by clicking the links on the top golden bar or the “hamburger button” (≡), located in the upper left corner.

In addition to content and articles on various topics, you will be able to access some important areas for your participation in the activities:

Online Activities: It’s the place where you will access the activities that will be transmitted in the online modality.

Participant’s Area: It gathers information about your registration and your level in PRÓ-VIDA.

Need help?

If you need help, or to clarify any questions, contact our support by e-mail: foundation.secretary@provida.net.

Modalities of PRÓ-VIDA activities

In-person

Presenter in-center

Participants in-center

This is a live activity carried out in one of the PRÓ-VIDA Centers with both the presenter and the enrolled participants attending in-person.

Remote in-center

Remote presenter

Participants in-center

The activity is transmitted live from one of the PRÓ-VIDA studios to several Centers where the participants are attending in-person. It allows the presenter and the participants to interact despite the fact that the presenter is in a remote location. 

Online

Online presenter

Online participants

The activity is transmitted live from one of the PRÓ-VIDA studios and enables interaction between participants and the presenter in a virtual environment.

To learn more about the modalities, talk to a PRÓ-VIDA representative by chat or email secretaria@provida.net (for Brazil residents) or foundation.secretary@provida.net (for residents in other countries).

SEG    SEX

22-26

NOV    NOV

Online

Semana de Avançado 1

PT

Será transmitido nos idiomas e horários locais:

PORTUGUÊS - COM INTERAÇÃO

Segunda a sexta-feira

às 20h30*

Hora de São Paulo

*A atividade tem duração aproximada de 3 horas.

Para saber como participar, clique abaixo.

MON    FRI

06-10

DEC    DEC

Online

Semana de Introdução

PT

It will be transmitted in the following language ​​and times:

PORTUGUESE - WITH INTERACTION

Monday to Friday

at 8:30 p.m.*

Time Zone: (UTC-03:00) Brasilia

*The activity lasts approximately 3 hours.

To find out how to participate, click below.

No registrations will be made on the weekend before the activity, or in the week it takes place.

SEG    SEX

25-29

OUT    OUT

Online

Semana de Avançado 1

PT

Será transmitido nos idiomas e horários locais:

PORTUGUÊS - COM INTERAÇÃO

Segunda a sexta-feira

às 20h30*

Hora de São Paulo

*A atividade tem duração aproximada de 3 horas.

Para saber como participar, clique abaixo.

SEG    DOM

08-14

NOV    NOV

Online

Semana de Básico

PT

Será transmitido nos idiomas e horários locais:

PORTUGUÊS - COM INTERAÇÃO

Segunda a sexta-feira

às 20h30*

Sábado

às 14h30*

Domingo

às 10h00*

Hora de São Paulo

*A atividade tem duração aproximada de 3 horas.

Para saber como participar, clique abaixo.

*Para repetição oficial, participantes que estão retornando ou em R.A., em breve mais informações.

Requisitos técnicos indispensáveis

Gostaríamos de informar que, para a participação no Básico on-line, são indispensáveis os seguintes requisitos mínimos:

Computador (Windows/Mac)

Computador com câmera integrada ou conectada por entrada USB.

As atividades não poderão ser assistidas por nenhum outro dispositivo, tais como celulares, smartphones e tablets ou computadores com outros sistemas operacionais.

Especificações e Sistema Operacional

• Processador: Intel Core i3, i5 e i7 – 3100 Series , ou superior.

• Memória RAM: 4GB, ou superior.

• Sistema Operacional:

• Windows 7 com todas as atualizações, ou versão superior (somente 64 bits).

• MacOS 10.15 Catalina, ou versão superior.

Verifique as configurações de seu computador Windows clicando aqui.

Como verificar suas especificações no Mac? Clique aqui.

Fones de ouvido com microfone (headset)

Modelos homologados para uso com nossa plataforma.

Consulte a lista de headsets homologados:

Internet

Banda larga com conexão estável, com no mínimo 10MB de download e 4MB de upload.

Como verificar sua banda de internet? Clique aqui para testa-la.

* Os requisitos técnicos poderão ser atualizados. Acompanhe aqui eventuais alterações.

Fones de ouvido homologados

Marca

Modelo

Tipo

Bose

Quiet Comfort 35 Stereo

USB e Bluetooth

Dell

Pro Stereo Headset UC150

USB

Jabra

BLZ 2400 II

USB

Jabra

Evolve 20 MS

USB

Jabra

Evolve 75

USB e Bluetooth

Jabra

UC Voice 550a MS Mono

USB

JBL

Everest Elite 750NC Stereo

Bluetooth

Logitech

Headset H390

USB

Logitech

Stereo H650e

USB

Microsoft

LifeChat LX-3000

USB

Microsoft

LifeChat LX-6000

USB

Plantronics

Blackwire 320

USB

Plantronics

Blackwire 3220 Series

USB

Plantronics

Blackwire C220

USB

Plantronics

Audio 628 USB

USB

Samsung

USBC Headset

USB

Sony

WH-CH700N

USB

Sony

Headset Pulse 7.1

USB

Sony

WH-XB900N

Bluetooth

Atualização: 11.06.2021

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