I was listening to a song the other day when the word “cadence” came through and stuck out to me. As I’m getting ready to begin training for the half ironman this fall, cadence is a word that comes to mind from my experience with cycling.
Cadence is the number of revolutions per minute (RPM) completed at any given speed. In cycling, it’s more energy-efficient to pedal faster with a bit less resistance, versus the opposite. This switches the stress of pedaling from the leg muscles to the heart and lungs.
So I got to thinking .. How does cadence play out in other areas of life? The cadence or rhythm in which we do anything can be the difference between sustaining effort over a longer period of time or burning out our energy rather quickly.
We can use this to our advantage in our goal setting and how we go about accomplishing those goals. There’s a lot to be said for a big, exciting goal, and equally enough to be said about breaking it down into reasonably chewable-sized pieces. “How do you eat an elephant,” right?
This is one of the topics I’ll be diving into within the Effective Holistic Goal Setting Workshop this upcoming weekend. If you’re thinking about it but haven’t signed up yet, grab your virtual seat now! Remember it is free to clients and $20 for nonclients.
If you’ve found it challenging to find a good cadence between your self-care (exercise/movement, nutrition, rest/recovery, stress management, sleep) and the rest of your life, I encourage you to apply for an Exploratory Session if you’re not currently working with us. Let’s have a conversation about how we can help change that and help you get into routines and rhythms that work well for you!