Exercise is fun. Exercise is healthy. Exercise is important. Exercise is also tiring, and the sweat makes you feel icky.
For those who agree with the first three sentences, you’re on your way to developing your positive thinking! On the other hand, the last statement is what most negative thinkers would say whenever someone reminds them to go exercise, so I hope you didn’t agree with that!
Here are six ways exercising regularly can help you become a positive thinker.
- It boosts your energy levels
If you feel tired and sluggish and all you want to do is lie down in bed, but you’ve still got a lot of work to do, then you may want to go for a quick run around your neighborhood. Try brisk walking or jogging for 5 or 10 minutes and see how you feel afterward.
Alternatively, you can also try skipping rope or doing sit ups or push ups during your breaks. Ask yourself if you felt good after. If you did, then that’s exercise boosting your energy levels right there!
- It helps improve your social skills
If you like to work out alone, in the comfort of your house, then it’s obviously not going to help improve your social skills. However, if you go to the gym or join a running club, or something similar, then you’ll be around people who like to take care of their bodies.
As long as you don’t confine yourself to the corner, and learn how to make new friends, then you’ll greatly improve your social skills.
- Better sleep at night
Getting a good night’s sleep is important. And one of the best ways you can get it is by exercising regularly. Exercise helps you fall asleep faster, and it helps you sleep deeply, too.
If you’re tired of waking up cranky in the morning because you keep waking up in the middle of the night, then try exercising to improve the quality of your sleep!
- Improves mood
When you exercise, you experience an increase of endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that make us happy and feel positive. It makes us feel good while at the same time it diminishes pain.
When you exercise, you feel good afterward, provided, of course, you did not abuse your body or worked it way too hard. If you’ve ever heard of ‘runner’s high,’ it’s the endorphins that cause that feeling of euphoria!