Life is a movement in the forward direction because time flows forward. You can’t go back in time and undo some things. The best you can do is now – accept flaws, respect and amend things now.
Saying you will do something in future is a push. The kind which won’t get realized today. And that means you didn’t paid the importance at present. Instead of saying – I will write a book in a year, try I will write 1 page of the book today. And then again and then again – till the outcome is reached.
By seeing things you need to do today – you will have built a library of things you had done. And when you look back you will be happy. Not because you promised something will happen in future. That takes care of itself when you take care of promises everyday.
It is natural that when you are moving with momentum – you push harder to get even faster. Then there comes cramp.
The Forward Momentum
Once you master the swimming style – you want to do it better, faster and with style. Nothing out of ordinary – but all of a sudden you get faced with something you haven’t experienced before – at least in water.
Enter cramps. They can get to any part of the body. But in swimming, either your legs or hands get the cramps. Once you have it, your that body part is difficult to move. And thus it is possible to lose balance. And if you haven’t learn to tread with either legs or only hands – then it can become quite dangerous too.
So what do you do?
Relax And Compose
Once you realize you are starting to get cramps – slow down your swimming. And try to peacefully tread. And take your head out of water to see the nearest corner.
Slowly make the movements without moving the cramped leg (or hand) and try to float till you reach corner. Once you reach safely, get out of water – either massage your leg ( or hand), relax and don’t enter the water till the cramp goes away.
Drink water, sugar drink to hydrate yourself while you relaxing. It is okay if you feel done for the day.
If at any moment, you feel like you couldn’t make it – ask for help immediately. With the help of a floater you can reach the corner safely. Never continue swimming while in cramps – never.