9 lessons from 100 days of ocean swims
- Accountability to others provides the right kind of tension to keep showing up (even when it’s 4 degrees, raining sideways and frankly, you’d rather sit inside with a hot coffee).
- At some point you’ll feel like giving up because, who even cares anyway?
- When you zoom out you might realise that the days you do feel like giving up are less than 5% of the time (though in the moment, feel like 100%)
- Outcomes like hitting 100 days become arbitrary and less important as you begin to love the practice.
- Exercise can be calming and energising, rather than frantic and depleting. This undoubtedly extends to work and life, too.
- Time seems to slow down when you’re undistracted in nature. A 20 minute swim can feel like an eternity.
- The only difference between the 100th day and the 43rd is the story you tell yourself (and others)
- You’ll never regret a swim
- Finding an Octopus teacher is harder than you might think
Originally published at https://noodlescratchers.com on December 9, 2020.