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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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If you need to convert your alternative audio format files to mp3 : Free Mp3 Converter

Legal Free Audio Ebooks : Booksshouldbefree.com

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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