I’ve been doing a lot more swimming lately which means a lot more time to reflect. When I swim in the pool, I find myself so relaxed and almost in a zen like state. I realize I have been thinking about all sorts of things while logging my laps. I started to think about what I have learned through swimming and how some of those lessons could be applied to life in general. Today I offer you some of the Life Lessons Learned in the lap lane.
Life Lessons Learned In The Lap Lane
Sometimes you hit a wall and sometimes you are able to turn right at the exact time to avoid it.
Some days it’s comforting to guided by the blue line on the bottom and some days it’s liberating to fly blind.
Last week, our coach literally had us swim with our eyes closed. While terrifying at first, I learned so much about my stroke and alignment.
No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch.
While especially true for swimming, very applicable for running and just about any other activity.
We thrive when we have rhythm in our lives.
Days where my breathing and strokes are in sync, I feel like I could swim forever. When mind and body are truly connected that’s where the magic happens. When one part of my rhythm is off, nothing feels right.
You are going to get wet.
Life is messy sometimes, embrace it.
Just get to the other side-Just keep swimming.
There is more than one way to do things. Find the way that works for you.
Swimming, running or yoga we each have our own way of achieving our goals. Whose to say what is the right way to do things?
Of course all of these lessons could apply to almost any sport or aspect of life. I’ve been trying to be more open to the spiritual side of yoga class lately and I think that has helped me to look at all of my activities in a new and different way especially swimming.
How about you? What life lessons has sports taught you?