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Kenzai Reach | Day 46 (Member)
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Floooooooow

  • Mar 7th, 2019 at 11:33PM

Over the past year, three Kenzai lessons have been most influential to me. The ones on sleep hygiene, on injury prevention, and on stress busting. The stress busting lesson came up again late last week, and was a great reminder about the power of flow state. Since reading that lesson a year or so ago, I try to get into flow state a few times a week with activities like playing outside with my kids, getting into nature, raptor bird watching, cooking a favorite recipe (this one is hard to do in an uninterrupted flow state - please see afore mentioned kids).

On Sunday, I was able to get hours of flow-state with a perfect day. My soccer club had its annual intra squad tournament - a series of 4 v 4 games with a randomly drawn team. I played about 150 minutes of soccer. That's a lot. It was with a bunch of great guys so we were flowing all around. Although if one indicator of flow is that you don't pay attention to time, I admit that at the end of the day, I definitely wondered how many more minutes I could go. Happy, tired, and wet from both sweat and rain, I returned home to find that husband and kids were still out. I drew myself a hot bath and then had over an hour to read in the bath tub. I know that every parent reading this blog now wants to stab me in the neck from jealousy.

All that soccer has made the Chisel exercises tough this week, but it's totally worth it.

Another note: Mind ended in mid-February, but I've been going strong on the meditation. I meditate most mornings for 10 minutes.

 
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9 comments

Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 4 (Member)
6 months ago

Good on you

Sounds like a rich full life

10 min meditation FTW


    Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 19 (Member)
    6 months ago

    Sounds like a perfect day! Good for you sticking with the 10 minutes meditation. Hopefully day finished off with a good long sleep....


      Alan F.Alan F.Kenzai Member
      6 months ago

      You are correct sir, jealous.


        Jenny HaddleJenny HaddleKenzai Member
        Assistant Trainer6 months ago

        A whole hour?! Wow.


          Barb H.Barb H.Kenzai Member
          6 months ago

          Hey, well done on keeping up with the meditation! I’ve been trying to do the same.


            Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 26 (Member)
            6 months ago

            Not jealous at all...because I don't understand what the words "had over an hour to read in the bath tub" mean. Though the 150 minutes of soccer seems like a pretty sweet deal to begin with...


              Jessica A.Jessica A.Kenzai Member
              6 months ago

              150 minutes of PLAYING soccer is a dream of mine! At this point in my life I can only manage 150 minutes of WATCHING soccer! Looking super strong Ed!


                Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
                Head Trainer5 months ago

                Sounds like a perfect day! The bath and book really top it off!


                  John H.John H.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 18 (Member)
                  4 months ago

                  Hi Ed, You might enjoy this book: “The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance” by
                  Steven Kotler

                  there are some interesting writing about flow in parts of the book...

                  Best,
                  John


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