One of the things I love about yoga is the tradition of setting an intention for each practice. An intention is something that you revisit whenever your mind starts wandering away from the present, and this is a great thing to include in your everyday workouts to stay focused.
If you've ever missed an interval during a cardio session because of a wandering mind, than you know that staying in the moment helps to get the most out of your workouts. Intentions allow us to maximize the time we have to ourselves — after all, the time we spend working out is often the only time we have for ourselves during the day.
My intentions vary by mood. If I'm feeling like I really want to push myself, I'll set an intention that has to do with strength, and if I've had a particularly rough day, I might realign my intention to focus on inner strength. Do you set intentions for your workouts? Tell me about them in the comments section below.