What happens when you try to go for a swim after a long break. Maybe it was for an injury or life got in between. Can you feel the same confidence to jump in and take a swim?
Or better – can you match your skills as before. Let
Our body is amazing, it is capable of doing many marvelous feat. Sometime it takes an adrenaline rush and other time it takes the continuous training to grow the ability. In each case, you get surprised looking back on how far have you came.
In that regard, most of what you do is the brain behind it. It helps us store a lot of information and let them access when it is required. With so many neurons and wiring, you might feel that it is okay to make mistake. But no, your brain does all the complex thing and once it becomes repetitious – it stores it in your motor brain.
It helps you to recall it when you need it even if you don’t practice it. Of course, if you don’t play difficult tasks like piano over long period – you might lose that ability.
But things involving major muscles like walking and swimming are something – which you perfect it once and you can do it on demand anytime in future. Cool, isn’t it?
Examples – Cycling, walking and playing instruments
From the day you are born to today, you always keep on doing many movements – walking, going down a certain path – school to home, playing games which involve physical skills. Whenever you learn the skill to the maximum level, you can repeat that skill next time with less mental pressure.
When you see that ball in speed coming at you, your body automatically reflexes as per the 1000 practice sessions stored in your memory. And then it seems like you took a magical shot in a moment. But in reality it is the output of toiling hard in the practice sessions.
Your brain keeps on making the things on repetitive mode so it can focus on the now tough things which you might do just once in your life – like walking on a tight rope in an amusement park.
Your brain takes only little time so that you get used to the feeling – whenever you start something again after a break.
If you love something with the purity of your heart then why take a long break. I reckon don’t stop doing things entirely if your heart resides in it. Doesn’t matter if you don’t go to swimming every month, make it twice a quarter – but do visit as often as you feel comfortable.
This helps in making sure you never feel you lost a skill which took years for you to develop. So treasure it. And yes, you can pretty much do the swim even after long time. But I guess you better avoid such scenarios.