Sunday, March 15, 2009

Exercise your body AND your mind. While killing boredom!

While we swim laps, quite often its not the fatigue that we ultimately end practice because of, its the boredom. This is especially true if you are swimming laps by yourself. The best way to keep boredom at bay is to occupy your mind with something other than swimming. If doing laps is on your mind, you'll be bored to death and swim slower also!

Things you can think about:
  • The rest of your day.
  • Work/School.
  • Hot girls/guys that you know/want to know/wish existed.
  • Making up a sci fi story.
  • If you could create a video game what would it be like?
  • Your coach as a kid.
  • Your coach as a parent (haha).
  • If you had 3 clones, what your 200 free relay would be like?
  • If you had 13 clones how awesome would your water polo team be?
  • Who would win, 300 Spartans or 300 Hells Angels?
  • The perfect water polo play.
  • The perfect 400 medley relay.
  • If you could fight any celebrity, who would it be? (yes, this is from fight club)
  • If you could marry any celebrity, who would it be?
  • Design a roller coaster in your head.
  • Invent a new sport in your head.
  • Etc.
This list was just a random collection of whatever popped into my head first, but it shows that anyone can come up with something to think about, no matter how random! There is a lot to occupy your mind with! Nobody is going to judge what you distract yourself with, it's in your head! Whenever you begin to feel sluggish and bored, just put your mind in another place, and keep on swimmin'.

For more ways to combat boredom in the pool and out, check out Letitia's Blog called The Power of Boredom [Here]

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