The one habit that most highly successful people all have in common is exercise. Working out can make you healthier, happier, sleep better, and improve memory. Creating a workout routine helps keep you disciplined and moving forward.
The best kind of workout is one that doesn’t feel like an obligation or a chore. Try and find ways to incorporate things you enjoy to do and create a more active lifestyle. It all starts with creating a positive mindset. If your view of exercise is a memory of boring classes, then it makes it difficult to get moving. However, if you connect exercise with giving you energy and making you more productive, you can start to think of it as a healthy decision.
Take the time to think about moments where you enjoyed working out. Were you indoors, at the gym, or outside in nature? Were you part of a team, hanging with friends, or going solo? Taking part in activities you like can help teach you how to enjoy exercise. A karate class can have the same benefits as going for a run or playing a basketball scrimmage with friends. Finding an activity that is fun then becomes something you look forward to rather than avoid.
Finally, stop making excuses! Many people might say that they don’t have the time to exercise. Instead, come up with solutions. If you have a ton of schoolwork, take fifteen minute breaks in between and do some cardio. Take the stairs instead of the elevator when given a choice. Richard Branson has said that working out helps him get four additional hours of productivity every day. Start making exercise a priority because it will help you in other aspects of your life.
For this weeks #MakeItHappen Monday, take time to think about activities you enjoy that get you moving and come up with ways to fit them in your schedule. Make exercise a non-negotiable not only because of the physical benefits but the mental and emotional benefits as well. Let us know how you plan on getting stronger and email us at email@example.com or share your story and tag us on social.
Go make it happen,
Luly & the YTeach Team
“It’s not about how bad you want it, it’s about how badly you’re willing to work for it.” – Anonymous