Today’s 4 miles easy run is a bit unusual. The weather is nice, the route is the same, and I went about running the usual time. What different is an appointment I have later in the morning.
The nature of my appointment is unimportant. The fact it is on my mind, takes my focus away from running, has me noticing how the mental focus affects our behaviors and more importantly changes the outcomes.
Ellen Langer, a Harvard Professor, seems to think so. She has experimented with changing perceptions and effects on aging, fitness. Here is Dr. Langer in a CBS interview: can your mental attitude reverse the effect of aging?
Do you agree that perception is reality?