To Take a Deep Breath | Excuse to Fish #587

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

I've found the most powerful side effect of some time on the water is the zen-calm I get. I think it's from the breathing.

When you're so focused on a task––casting, moving the boat, changing lures, checking knots, adjusting for the weather––daily anxieties just fall away. Even if I'm unaware that I've been anxious, after that intense focus, the first thing I do after I release a fish is take a deep breath.

That one breath takes more weight off my shoulders than anything else I do.

After a morning on the water, I'm weightless all day.

Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.

No excuses.

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