Do you even lift?
I know its a tad late but I wanted to share my well-being strategy this week! Basically, I use the gym as my strategy for a coping with some of the hard to deal with stuff life throws my way! I find it a really goof way of letting off steam in a positive way! If you can find a friend, or group of friends to work out with on set days, it really helps keep this strategy sustainable! It also gives you time to catch up with important people in your life and share your thoughts and feelings!
Research has shown that exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good — boosting your self-esteem, helping you concentrate as well as sleep, look and feel better. Not bad for something we can quite easily do for free!
Being active doesn’t have to mean taking out an expensive gym membership, jogging at 5am or sporting lycra. :D There are so many ways to be active and they can all help to improve your mental well-being.
Taking part in physical activities can be a great way to meet new people too! They can also offer us the chance of taking a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Leading an active life can help to improve your feelings of self-worth and foster confidence. Taking part in a form of exercise that you really enjoy can give you a goal to aim for and a sense of purpose.
A few benefits of exercise are:
- less tension, stress and mental fatigue
- a natural energy boost
- improved sleep
- a sense of achievement
- focus in life and motivation
- less anger or frustration
- a healthy appetite
- better social life
- having fun
Thanks for reading my well-being strategy!