Wandering Mind and Happiness Lost

Today’s Workout
150 Push Ups for time
– Each time you stop and rest w/your chest to the ground, run 40 m
– Resting in plank position is OK, but NOT down dog.

Score = Time & # of sprints completedHave you ever noticed HOW you’re thinking when you are happiest? Chances are, you were focused in thought, zeroing in on one thing… like sex, cooking… or a workout. And if this is the case for you, you’re not alone. As it turns out, researchers have found that people are happiest when their minds are not wandering… they are single-minded, focused on one thing and one thing only (When the Mind Wanders, Happiness Also Strays from the NY Times).

What about this as it relates to CrossFit? I find that the harder and more skill based the workout, the more mental focus and energy it requires, and the happier I am as a result. I remember being board, and completely unsatisfied with workouts back in my Globo Gym days… doing 3 sets of 10 for chest, shoulders and tris and then hitting the treadmill while watching TV. Talking about mundane, boring, and needing my mind to wander just to keep it interesting. Do you remember having that sort of Globo Gym experience? For me, it’s no surprise that CrossFit, in spite of it’s challenge and difficulty, ultimately brings happiness. Just remember THAT during your next “Murph”!

Jonesy – focused in on the trapeze, and extremely happy!

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