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3 Audio Entertainment Essentials Every Runner Should Have

3 Audio Entertainment Essentials Every Runner Should Have

Fitness is a pivotal part of a healthy person’s life. It’s also one of the key components to an overall productive life. One of the easiest and most cost efficient methods of exercise is running, regardless of whether it be at a gym or on the road. The problem that many of us face is being able to do the same thing over and over again without getting bored. This post is centered around providing 3 Audio Entertainment Essentials Every Runner Should Have in order to bear with a repetitive routine of running.

1. Energetic Music

For some reason, people are aware that they need music to keep them energised but still forget to use it. Music is known for evoking emotions and can be a strong influence to getting the adrenalin pumping throughout our bodies. Choose songs that are fast paced, energetic and that inspire you. They could be electronic dance music or even pop songs. The key to good music is choosing songs that YOU enjoy and that you associate with happy memories. Listening to songs that got you through a rough time in your life (like a breakup) are not exactly good choice. You want to stay motivated and feel optimistic so remember to choose songs that create a positive vibe.

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2. Informative or Entertaining Podcasts

Believe it or not, this has proven to be one of the best ways to keep yourself entertained while running regularly. Podcasts are extremely personal, it often feels as though the host is talking to you directly, it’s almost like listening to your favourite radio station however it’s all focused around topics you enjoy listening to. For one, I enjoy listening to internet marketing podcasts and sometimes I get so carried away listening to these podcasts, I find myself running longer than I originally anticipated. The fantastic thing about podcasts is that they are mainly free and available on iTunes or websites. We want to keep our running sessions fun and not an expensive activity that puts a dent in our pocket.

3. Audio E-books

This is another unorthodox way to distract yourself from being bored but it is highly effective.Try listening to Audio E-books whenever you go running. Our time is precious and with a demanding lifestyle it makes reading books extremely difficult which is why listening to an Audio book while running is a great way to keep yourself distracted and entertained during your workout.You could attempt listening to a chapter at every run. This usually creates a psychological trigger in your mind because you begin to associate these stories and chapters to running. Every time you feel like finding out what happens next in the story, your mind prepares you for a run. That’s not a bad idea at all especially for sticking to a long term routine of running. Three chapters a week could mean 3 sessions of running every week. Not only will you be exercising productively but you’ll be rebooting your desire for books.

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Staying fit and healthy is insanely important and I cannot emphasise just how much. Running can become your source of relaxation or simply an escape from the stresses of living such a fast paced life. Sometimes the best sort of rejuvenation is the time spent by yourself whilst burning of calories and stress with an excellent run. I hope that you try out these audio sources of entertainment and feel free to share any ideas you may have.

Keeping true to our free system of running: You can find free podcasts over at : Itunes.com

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Last Updated on May 15, 2019

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

“Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

Featured photo credit: Kyaw Tun via unsplash.com

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