Build Muscles and Your Confidence too!
Building confidence can help you become more satisfied and successful in various areas of your life such as taking on new challenges within your chosen career field, participating in activities you may have been too shy to participate in before, and putting yourself out there- getting to know new people and taking more risks.
Regular exercise is known for increasing overall health, mood, and lifespan. But did you know that it is also known for building confidence? Losing weight is only one of the benefits of working out. The real value lies within what it does for your mind. Let’s explore the ways exercising can build your confidence!
You will build a better connection with yourself
As you move your body more, you will get to know the thoughts and patterns you have fallen into that may have been holding you back. As you learn to push yourself, you will create a relationship with yourself that helps you understand how you handle not only physical stress from working out but mental and emotional stress as well.
You will have more energy
Having more energy will make you feel more comfortable saying yes to activities you may have previously said no to before. Taking on a little extra work, venturing out into a new social interaction, entering one of those crazy obstacle races… More energy creates room for more opportunity. And taking on new opportunities builds confidence.
You will feel capable of achieving the goals you set
As you start to reach milestones in the gym you will have more confidence to set bigger goals in other areas of your life. Pushing the limits of your body and achieving success is a great way to push the limits of your mind and see what else you’re capable of.
It makes you feel better
As you start to feel better than ever before mentally and physically, you will develop a more positive attitude when faced with challenges in your daily life and can approach problems with a better mindset.
You will enjoy your body
Let’s face it- how could it not boost your confidence when you start losing weight and start seeing those hard-earned muscles pop out? Taking pride in your body and your new habits will without a doubt make you feel better about yourself. Of course, looks are not everything but when we are unhappy with the way we look, it takes a huge toll on our confidence and causes us to close ourselves off to experiences we really want for ourselves, but are too afraid to take.
There are so many benefits when it comes to working out. If you’ve been lacking in confidence, start off small in the gym or by working out in the park or around your neighborhood and watch as your mind transforms just as quickly as your body does. Keep in mind that the hardest part is starting. Take it slow and be gentle with yourself. It takes one month to build a new habit- better get going!