I’m reading Body Mind Mastery by @pwDan. One of the ideas he puts forth is effort without effort. Athletic activity should require no more concentration than walking down the street or passing the salt. The very effort of trying disrupts the rhythm and impedes progress.
I tried this concept this morning while weight training.
As I reached my maximum weight for each exercise, rather than huff and puff while scrunching my face and groaning, I concentrated on my breath, put a smile on my face, and moved through the exercise with no fear of failure and no desire for achievement. The results were fantastic. I hit new highs and felt a surge of energy after the workout.
I’m excited to read more of this book.