If you want to get the confidence boost you need, consider adding a workout program to your daily activities. While reading motivational books and practicing their teachings may help, if something is still missing, exercising may be the answer. When you workout, several things happen. The first is that you burn off the hormones created by stress that leave you feeling unsure, uncomfortable and sometimes fearful. It can help immediately. These hormones come from the fight or flight response created by stress, which was excellent when stress came from an attack by a wild animal or enemy, where running or fighting was important, but not so great when it comes from a crying baby, traffic jam or angry boss.
Build muscles and lose weight with regular exercise.
You’ll start to notice the excess pounds fall off your body. That can be a huge confidence boost. Your clothing will fit looser even if you don’t lose weight. That’s because muscle tissue weighs more per cubic inch than fat tissue does, so the more muscular you are, the thinner you look. Better yet, the more muscle you start to develop, the easier it is to lose weight. Muscle tissue also requires more calories for maintenance, so essentially, you’ll be boosting your metabolism.
You’ll walk taller and have better posture.
Being fit gives you presence. That could also read being fit gives you presents! The first presence is the commanding presence you’ll develop that speaks louder than any words. It’s the posture you build and the way you carry yourself that says you’re in charge. Of course, the second presents are the gifts of good health and feeling of well being that comes with regular exercise.
The stronger you feel, the more confidence you seem to have.
Not only will you walk taller and look more confident, you’ll feel more confident too. One of my clients worked in a male dominated occupation in sales. She knew she had to bring more to the table than they did. She was small, but ready to make the most of everything she had available. Part of her plan was to become stronger, even though the job was more mental than physical since it was sales. Not only did that make her feel more confident, it made her look more confident. Clients recognized that confidence and it boosted her sales beyond her male competitors.
You’ll not only burn off stress hormones, you’ll replace those with ones that make you feel good about yourself and the world around you.
You’ll have an improved self-image. One study showed that people often improved their self-image just by starting a program of regular exercise…even before they saw results.
You’ll be more energetic. When you’re too tired to do anything, you often take a negative look at life. The more energy you have, the better you will feel about everything in general, including yourself.
You’ll look fantastic and see a difference quickly with the right program. Results are one thing that can boost your confidence and give you an improved mental picture of yourself.