There’s a term I believe it’s called the “rain shower effect”. Say you’re writing a paper or working on a project and you get stuck in the midst. How do you get unstuck. You leave what you’re doing and do something totally unrelated. This allows your mind to free itself of this stuck pattern you have fallen into and then suddenly you find yourself free flowing with ideas. Like a rain shower!
What does this have to do with going off track?
Sometimes we get so stuck in our routines that it feels like we are going in circles & going nowhere. Stepping off the track can help us gain that freedom and suddenly your mind is flowing with inspiration or the ideas we were looking for to finish or even start that project.
If you’re on a training or nutrition program you may find it helpful to step off the track once in a while, so long as you don’t fall off completely and take what you’ve learned and bring it back on the track.
Routines are great they help accomplish goals. But don’t get so stuck in your way that you close your mind off to learning new things and opening the door for other opportunities.
Here’s something to try:
Change your training routine and do something completely different or maybe even go a little crazy & have dessert : P
Sometimes by letting go we can gain so much more.
Live outside the lines ; )
GO for Life! ™
In peace, health & with much love,
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer