When I started swimming it was a fun activity for me. I used to go and dip in the water and then float around. The more I went the more I enjoyed it like a water park.
In resorts, you have to pay money and here I was getting the joy of water park without shedding a dime. And I could go to the swimming pool everyday.
It was like some sort of magic. Of course there weren’t the rides but it didn’t mattered. When you can float around and enjoy the water it is all worth it. At least it was for me in the initial month or so.
But your life is filled with ups and down – so how do you keep going to swimming?
Yes, you read that right – unlike many things which are repetitive in nature, swimming is something which helps you relax. After a tiring time in office breaking your muscles, it is a nice retreat.
From outside it might seem that going everyday and doing the same number of laps is tiring.
But once you are in water, your body experience the joy of highest order. The muscle pain seems to go away and the mental pressure is removed. Next time you are feeling low, go and take a dip.
The way I keep my urge of swimming consistent is by adding flavours and habit.
No matter what every Friday I had to swim. And that is the something I don’t avoid unless there is a medical or similar emergency. Also I try different things like learning to dive, doing stunts underwater from time to time to spice things up.
And it works more often there comes an urge to swim. And that’s how I know I am doing it right – go get swimming.