2. Nourish Your Body
Hitting the pool after you have been starving all day or maybe you overate and now feel too full to swim is not going to help your cause.
Eat a balanced meal (protein, carbs, healthy fats) and give your body between 1 and 2 hours to digest.
3. Be Observant
Is there part of the swimming experience that you don't enjoy? What is it and why does it bother you? Now that you have assess the situation, I want you to do a little research for how you could improve the quality of your time at the pool. Maybe you bring extra towels, a thermos with something warm for after your swim, a hair wrap for your wet hair, snacks for afterwards, the list could go on!
4. Swim with a Buddy
Not only is swimming with a buddy a great idea for safety, but it is also a great way to stay motivated and accountable.
Not only that, but meeting up with other mermaids can be a great chance to make new friends and enhance the swimming experience overall.
5. What is your WHY?
If you are really struggling to hit the pool consistently, ask yourself what your main reason is for want to swim more often. If your reason is a strong one, you will be less likely to want to bail on yourself.
6. Count Down from 5
Something a friend of mine told me once is that she counts down from 5, when she has to do something challenging, and then she does it! It sounds simple, but if you build up a trust in yourself that when you hit "1" you are going to go for it, then you will!
7. Take a Break!
If you are genuinely feeling like you need a break, then give yourself one. We can't always be ON and sometimes it's more important to give yourself a break. Have a bath, get snuggly on the couch with a good movie or a book, have a hot shower, or maybe go for a walk. There is no shame at all in being a mermaid who knows their limits and gives themselves a rest when they need it.
Be sure to listen to this week's podcast for all of the added information on how to stick to your mermaid swimming routine.
For me this response is an honest one because I have always considered myself to be a mermaid. You don't need to over-complicate your story, you can keep it simple and to the point. Try to really feel the energy of the person you are talking to, especially if it is a child. Not all children are so fortunate to have parents who nurture their imaginations and they might have a hard time getting on board with you as a mermaid. That's OK! We can't get upset with them for that! It's our responsibility as mermaids to help show people that it's OK to be creative and use your imagination. Patience is key!
If you believe what your saying about yourself as a mermaid, others will believe it. You need to speak with authority and confidence in whatever story you decide to go with.
When it comes to how you feel about being a mermaid, you need to take the time to decide what mermaiding means to you. There are so many aspects to being a mermaid and so much potential in so many areas, that there will always be a place for you.
It's a journey my fishes, we are all swimming at a different speed and that's part of the magic!
You can be as real as you want to be and you can quite literally use mermaiding to transform your life and create your own reality, one of creativity, wonder, and magic!
Definitely check out this week's podcast episode as well to complete the picture!
Hello my fishes and welcome back to another blog post! Today we are talking all about the Fantasea Too mermaid monofin by the epic tail maker, Mertailor!
Just look at my shadow in this pic! How many other fins out there do you know that can deliver such a punch! It's so on-point with the vibe it's trying to achieve.
Even though I don't intend to purchase one for myself, this fin would be perfect for someone going for a very specific look as a mermaid. Definitely cool!
While I can't speak on its durability, I have seen people have a few issues with it, but if we are being totally honest these issues can be had with ANY silicone fin. Once you get a little tear, it can become a BIG DEAL quick which is why you should always check your fins for damage after each swim and be gentle with them!
Well done Mertailor! This is a rockin' monofin!
Visit http://mertailor.com/ to see what else he has in store!
Live life SO MERMAID!
Hey my fishes and welcome to my mermaid blog!
I'm just your average, everyday mermaid from Vancouver, Canada on a mission to help you live your life #somermaid and sharing with you my tips, tricks and adventures as I go!
More about my story here.