I used to have a lot of goals attached to every part of my life that I wanted to improve. I still have goals, but I have discovered great advantages of having no goals.
Right now I am working out 3-5 times a week, for example. I do some crossfit workouts, some strength training and running. And for the first time I haven’t had a goal like ‘I have to do 3 crossfit WOD’s, 2 strength sessions, and run twice a week’. I just go with the flow. Sometimes I feel like doing crossfit, sometimes strength, sometimes run. It’s pure freedom.
Here are some of the advantages that I have discovered:
- You don’t feel guilty about not sticking to the plan, because you don’t have any.
- You are a lot more creative, because you don’t have something ‘fixed’ to follow.
- You enjoy the activity a lot more because you don’t have any pre-set expectations of it.