Do you need to be in the mood, inspired, to do certain things? Get your mind out of the gutter, I mean things like focusing on a project or exercising.
We can put ourselves in the mood, we just have to notice the triggers that make a difference. I have read several studies that have linked music with improvements in length and intensity of exercise. But I don't need the studies because I know it is true for me.
As you know, I have started jogging again. S-L-O-W-L-Y. What I mean is that I am combining walking briskly and running and working up my time running. Still a long way from running 10Ks again.
But here's the thing. I have found the perfect starter music. I have them on my light-as-a-feather ipod shuffle and it's great. Want to know the set I am high on right now?
These tunes set the right pace and are perfect.
Gonna Be Some Changes Made - Bruce Hornsby
Bang on the Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren
Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Hit me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Love Shack - B-52s
Home - Marc Broussard
What About Everything - Carbon Leaf
Boogie Down - Al Jarreau
Spider's Strategem - Dead Can Dance
On my Way Home - Enya
How's that for eclectic! What do you do to get yourself in the mood?