The Mental Benefits of Sports & Hobbies in Your Lifestyle 1

We all know the physical benefits of sports & exercise. But how does sport & exercise help you mentally? There are so many ways & you may not even realise it. Any form of physical activity is principal in feeling good. Your mind and body go hand in hand. When your body is at ease, so is your mind. “Your body isn’t just a home, it’s a vehicle. Use it to change yourself physically and mentally”. It’s important to establish purposeful activities in your routine. Adopting some form of sport or exercise in your daily life can do so much for your mental health. Whether it be your simple morning yoga session or something more intense & demanding as professional boxing, doing something you love & enjoy brings positive results. Finding and maintaining these hobbies in your lifestyle increases productivity & motivation. You wake up every day and look forward to it, enjoy doing it, and improve on it. Having something regular to do that you appreciate helps with self-worth. When it becomes part of your lifestyle, you feel happier and more relaxed, your mood improves, and your stress levels reduce. The consistency of this brings a level of order to your life. You do the activities you love; you manage your time better; your energy goes into a hobby you enjoy. You can make so much progress with consistency. It builds momentum, prevents you from falling off your routine, and you feel satisfied & accomplished. Going at this sporting activity/exercise builds your self-worth, your confidence, your focus. Not to mention the crucial element of social interactions & connections you build with others. You gain a sense of shared interests, boosting confidence, communication skills, & skills that help make you a team player. “You can’t change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret to your success is found in your daily routine”. Written by: Celine Ramkissoon Medium: Instagram: celify