We often hear about all the myriad of benefits that exercise has to offer. It gives better mental health, better sleep, improved agility, strength, and endurance.
But the determination it takes to exercise daily, the discipline you learn from a daily workout practice and the mental and physical endurance it teaches you will translate to all aspects of your life and it will definitely help you in advancing your career, fast.
1. Working Out Makes You Better At Prioritizing And Structuring
When you start making exercising a priority, everything else in your life begins to start making room for it. You make decisions that help you fulfill your workout goals like getting enough sleep, eating well and making healthy lifestyle choices which supplement your decision to workout!
Modifying your daily environment to implement healthy behavioral changes is a strategy you can extend to all areas of your life, especially your workplace. This means regularly inviting opportunities and making choices in your life that keep you aligned with your goals.
These could be attending networking events, learning new skills, seeking out a mentor or spending time developing your portfolio. If you’re already altering your environment and making it conducive for your daily workouts, you will bring over that same habit into other areas of your life.
2. Working Out Promotes Self-Reliance And Independence
Work is all about getting things done. An individual’s belief in their abilities to successfully start and finish a task is insanely important in the workplace. When you workout and see the small gains in your performance every day, you’ll have more motivation to continue doing the work which is giving you visible results.
The stronger your belief, in yourself, the better you’re likely to perform and the more rewards you get, which will, in turn, motivate you to work even better. Hence confidence and self-efficacy is a completely positive circle. When you surprise yourself with what you can achieve physically in your daily workouts, you open the door to surprising yourself with everything else that you can do.
The mental blocks we put up for ourselves — like, I’ll never be able to do this, this is too hard, I’m not smart enough are the biggest roadblocks to success. The confidence you gain from working out and meeting your goals every day even though you thought you couldn’t is exactly what you need to overcome these hurdles and move forward.
3. Working Out Teaches You To Not Buy Into Your Excuses
When you first start working out, you’ll never be at a loss of excuses! I don’t have time, it’s raining outside, I’m too tired, I need more sleep! But then you learn to conquer those nagging excuses and do it anyway!
To establish a consistent habit, you need to learn to ignore the thoughts that hold you back. You have to carefully examine and overcome these thoughts. Over time, you become a person who won’t buy into his or her own excuses. and will be completely rid of their insecurities. This is a massively important characteristic for anyone who wants to move ahead in his career.
4. Working Out Builds Mental Endurance
Mental endurance—that mind-over-matter skill that allows you to push through difficulty—is built by working out and being pushed to your limits. Similarly, when it comes to workplace challenges or pushing through difficulty to prove yourself, mental stamina can be invaluable. Strength begets even more strength.
You need to learn to get comfortable with discomfort. Once you get yourself in the mindset that you will not quit no matter what and that discomfort will always be there, you power through the discomfort and this paves the way for growth and positive change.
Thus, when confronted with a difficult problem at work, you will be better able to cope with the discomfort and work out a solution before giving up and walking away.
5. Working Out Teaches You To Push Forward And Achieve
When you’re working towards a goal of any kind, career or physical or otherwise, your willpower comes into play. In most cases, the amount of willpower we have is contingent on how much we desire the end result. But often we get caught up in the daily tasks and nitty-gritties and we forget what we set out to do in the first place.
When you workout daily, you build an ability to remember your aim and ultimate goals. At work, there will always be hard days and days which don’t go according to the way you want.
In moments like these, you need to remember that your ultimate goal is larger than what you’re experiencing at this moment. And, getting there will require every small action that you’re making today. This realization will give you the willpower to soldier on no matter how hard things get. And finally, set you on the fast track to completing your fitness goals
Well, that’s it from us over here at Fitato! If you’re looking to start your fitness journey, do give us a shot! Who knows, maybe it’s exactly what you need!