We know supreme focus is key to optimal performance, whether that’s in a race or a workout. When you check out on a run and your mind is wandering, your body falls out of sync and the quality of the run suffers. Research shows that just 20 minutes of mindfulness meditation per day for five days has the potential to significantly fortify your ability to focus.
TRY THIS: Mindful Shoe Tying
Next time you’re going out for a run, take a moment to reflect on the steps involved in tying your shoes. Pay attention to how the lace feels in your hand. Feel the upper of the shoe tightening around your foot. Watch as you tie the knot. Notice how it feels once it’s tied. This sounds simple, but it can have a profound impact when it comes to setting the stage for a more present-focused run.