What Does Being in Shape Have to Do with Success

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Why do some people get obsessed with diets and fitness? Why do some want to lose weight, while others want to gain? Why do bodybuilders eat 5-6 times a day and go to the gym almost every day?

These questions are usually asked by people who aren’t in a good shape, who have tried many times but nothing seems to work for them.

Maybe they are still trying to get fit, have given up or have never done anything for their body.

But one thing is sure. They wonder what makes those people – the obsessed ones, the fitness lovers, the diet maniacs – so successful. Maybe it has something to do with being in shape and working on yourself…

If you have worked hard to get in shape, then you know about all the other advantages and positive changes it brings in your life.

This is just one of the steps you have to take to reach success and the beauty of this journey is that once you are on the road, you can’t go back. You just keep moving  on, leveling up, achieving goals, aiming higher and dreaming bigger.

Here is a list of some of the many advantages that being in shape has and how they are connected to success:

1. Confidence.

You can’t be successful without being confident with who you are, how you look and feel. And sport and eating right are the best ways to start looking at yourself from a different angle.

You will start speaking with people more confidently, that will affect your social life and relationships.

People will start taking you more seriously.

You have a better chance of finding your soul mate because you will communicate freely and more often with others.

All these are crucial for overall success.

 2. Will.

Getting the body you want requires a lot of time, dedication, hard work, patience, food restrictions, doing things you don’t want but you know you have to (like going for a jog instead of sleeping one more hour).

What can help you build your willpower better than that?!

3. Results.

Seeing results will be the turning point of your journey to success because for the first time you will realize that you can actually achieve something and improve yourself.

This will motivate you to work even harder, accomplish more and you will believe in yourself more than ever.

This will affect every other aspect of your life and you will soon see big changes.

4. Habit.

After all, success is all about habits.

We become what we repeatedly do and think and things like going to the gym, having healthy breakfast, eating super foods and other things we do daily, will eventually create the habit of building habits.

Then we will start getting up early, learning something new every day, go to bed earlier, speak in a better manner, read and write more, etc.

5. Better Living.

Eating less, taking vitamins, cutting down processed foods, working out and drinking plenty of water will keep you in the best physical and mental condition.

This will make you think clearer, be more productive, active and healthy, live longer and happier and with all that, your chances of succeeding are better.

6. Focus.

Sport and healthy food help you concentrate. You focus on your goals – which is one of the most important characteristics of leaders and successful people – and make reasonable decisions.

So you see there is a lot more to working on your body.

People who try to improve it may seem obsessed, but they are actually determined. You may think they have no other interests, but this is just their passion that revels many others.

So don’t judge them, try to understand them, admire their dedication and learn from them. They know what they are doing and it is much more than eating right and exercising – they are developing their body, mind and soul.

What else can you suggest? Share your opinion in the comments below.

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5 Health Hacks That Can Boost Your Creativity

5 Health Hacks That Can Boost Your Creativity

We all live such busy lives that it is totally normal to feel run down from time to time. You can’t be switched on 24/7, and if you were, you’d be burnt out pretty soon afterward!

When you’re tired and stressed, there are many things which can happen to your body and mind, but one of them will almost certainly be a waving goodbye to any creativity or concentration you were hoping to keep hold of.

Creativity is something we all need in our daily lives. But if you have a job which relies upon your ideas and thoughts when it packs up and goes on vacation for a short while, it can be super-distressing, and frustrating to say the least.

You will have no doubt heard of the old ‘writer’s block’ adage, but you don’t need to be a writer to suffer from creativity problems. The good news is that there are several things you can do to give your creativity a boost, and welcome it back into the fold. Let’s check out five of the best.

How to Boost Your Creativity

1. Reduce Stress

Stress does nothing, absolutely nothing, good for your focus, concentration, and creativity levels. If you are stressed out, you’re burnt out, and you’re not going to be able to keep your mind on anything other than the thing that’s stressing you out. Or it’s going to be flitting from one thing to another, and never doing anything productive.

Put simply, stress is dangerous on so many levels, that you need to do everything you can to reduce it as much as possible.

It’s unrealistic to say that you should kick stress out of your life for good and never feel even the tiniest amount. A little stress is good for you, it helps to motivate and push you to achieve. When stress is prolonged and severe however, it can impact every single system in your body – including your heart. It’s just not worth the hassle, so instead, look to become much less stressed than you are.

You can reduce stress:

  • by taking time for yourself,
  • enjoying social time with friends and family,
  • exercising regularly,
  • eating a healthy diet,
  • getting plenty of sleep,
  • and tackling the thing which is stressing you out, head on.

2. Incorporate Regular Exercise Into Your Routine

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We just mentioned regular exercise as a way to reduce stress, but it also helps to boost your creativity too.

Exercise gets your blood pumping, your heart rate up, and it ironically also helps you to relax. You’re much more likely to get a good night’s sleep, you’ll be healthier overall, and exercise is also a known treatment method for low mood and mild depression.

If you are suffering from low mood, or if you feel like things are becoming a little too much, exercise is a great way to help boost your mood and your overall health and wellbeing. By doing this, you are giving your mind clarity, and that in turn helps to boost focus and creativity.

You will notice that when your mind is clogged up with a million worries, you just don’t have the scope to be creative. When you clear your mind, you will notice that your creativity starts to come back!

3. Try Regular Massages for Relaxation

There is a lot of evidence to suggest that having a regular massage can help to boost your overall health and wellbeing by giant leaps.

Once upon a time, massages were thought to be luxuries, things that you only indulged in when visiting up-market spas. Thankfully, all that has changed, and more and more people are noticing the extreme benefits of having regular massages.

If you can’t afford to head to a heath center or spa on a regular basis, or if you simply don’t have the time, you could instead buy a massage chair to use in your home, so you’re not missing out!

Massage can help to boost your creativity because it gives you the chance to totally relax. You hold tension in your body when you’re stressed out and over-thinking, and that adds up to not only aches and pains, which aren’t going to do much for your state of mind, but it also clogs up your mind and stops you rom thinking straight.

By allowing yourself to totally relax, you are clearing your mind and allowing you creativity to flow. You’re also getting all the other benefits of massage too, such as increased healing, increased mood, increased circulation, better sleep patterns, etc.

4. Good Quality, Regular Sleep

How do you feel when you’re tired and lacking in sleep? Do you feel like coming up with new, innovative ideas? Not likely. You’re sluggish, irritable, and snappy. Creativity disappears when you are not getting the right amount of sleep, so it’s easy to turn that back by ensuring that you do get the right amount of sleep!

The amount you should be getting depends on you as an individual, but overall, between 7-8 hours of good quality sleep per night should have you firing on all cylinders.

If you find it hard to switch off, try drinking a warm, milky drink before you sleep, having a warm bath, switching off your phone and all your social media feeds around an hour before bed, and avoiding anything which is mentally stimulating.

Massage is also something you can use to help bring a better sleep pattern into your life, so look into this option too.

5. Eat a Healthy, Balanced Diet

What you eat has a direct impact on your creativity levels, because it impacts your mind.

If you’re clogging up your body with fatty, saturated foods, full of nasties and impurities, how can you expect your mind to be clear? It’s going to be very foggy, to say the least!

Try eating a healthy diet, organic if possible, and only eat anything which is clean and has had a life itself. This will give you a sharper mind, allow you to focus better, and have a fantastic effect on your overall health and wellbeing.

If you can incorporate this with regular exercise and relaxation, you’ll be super creative before you know it!

When you’re tired and stressed, there are many things which can happen to your body and mind, but one of them will almost certainly be a waving goodbye to any creativity or concentration you were hoping to keep hold of. If you can incorporate these tips, you’ll be super creative before you know it! #healthhacks #healthtips #creativity