I love to exercise. It makes me feel good. Yet, despite the good feelings I often skip it. I get busy and I put it off.
Just today I had some time but what did I do? I started working on my computer “for a few minutes” and several hours as well as the opportunity to exercise passed me by.
Why do we avoid doing something that makes us feel good? In the hustle and bustle of job search, we often cut corners, even corners like exercise that make us feel better.
We should make time for activities that make us stronger, especially when we are searching for a new job.
Exercise is a marvelous way to clear our minds of unnecessary clutter and distractions.
Here are some benefits of regular exercise:
- Positive attitude
- Burns off steam
- Overall feeling of well being
- More energy
- Physical strength
- Improved mobility
- Clears your head
- Longer, happier life
No one wants to work around a crabby person. In a job search especially we want to be positive and full of energy. These are plenty of reasons to fit regular exercise in your weekly schedule.
Fine you say. It is easy for you to say. How do I get regular exercise if I am not employed? I can’t afford a health club membership.
No excuse. There are plenty of websites with exercise routines and plenty of magazines at the local library with workout routines. You could go walking or running. You could walk your dog. You could climb steps in an office building. You could ride your bike instead of taking the car to the grocery store.
There are plenty of ways to get exercise if you want to make it happen. The advantages definitely outweigh any constraints you might place on yourself!