Confidence; The feeling or belief that one can have faith or rely on someone or something.
Today we’re looking specifically at ‘can rely on someone or something’. Having the confidence that your body will be strong and mobile throughout your life is an often overlooked aspect of ‘mental health’ as we age.
Being strong doesn’t mean you have to be a bodybuilder or a powerlifter throwing around huge dumbbells. It’s also having the strength to complete day to day tasks with ease and without restrictions. Strength is not only a physical attribute but a state of mind. Having a strong state of mind is just as powerful, possibly an even more important tool throughout life allowing you to cope with life’s ups and downs.
Physical exercise is a fantastic way to build your confidence. The lessons you learn when putting your body through physical stresses can be more valuable than those learnt listening to some person talking at the front of a classroom.
Completing an exercise that has your body under great physical stress, (once you have caught your breath back), gives such a euphoric feeling because when you find yourself of the edge of giving up finding that little bit extra and finishing, shows you’re capable of more than you originally thought!
The confidence you gain from those moments spills over to everyday life, you will always find yourself in situations where you’re not sure if you will be able to get that assignment done, have those documents ready for your boss or have your presentation ready in time. You’ll then be able to call on that inner strength you found in the gym and channel that energy towards your day to day tasks.
Finding that extra gear in training and silencing the voices in your head that tell you to quit, is one of the greatest gifts you could ever give yourself. Building physical and mental confidence that then permeates all areas of your life.
Find your confidence in the gym, and tackle life with the faith that you can rely on someone – Yourself – at all times.
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