Movement helps our body to heal, to re-energise and to re-focus. Exercise teaches entrepreneurs to focus, be brave and always push yourself beyond your comfort zone. No doubt these activities and the relationship forged between yourself and exercise will also give you the mental strength to succeed in business. Edinburgh based entrepreneur Kelly Wright believes that there is no way she would have achieved what she has in such a short space of time, so here she shares her top 5 tips.
Schedule phone calls together and walk
Put your trainers on, plug in your headphones and get outside. The fresh air helps you to focus and you can easily walk a couple of miles without even realising it. It creates a relaxed atmosphere during the conversation and the caller will be inspired too. By the time your calls are done, you will feel more energised and ready for the next task.
If you struggle to find time for classes, try an online class
Since March, many clubs have moved online. This is great if you struggle to find the time to visit a club. You can do the class anywhere, at home, in a hotel, or outside. Adding a class to your daily schedule will ensure it gets done and being part of an online community can help motivate you to push a little harder. Early morning classes are great too. Starting the day in a positive way creates the right attitude to deal with the day ahead.
Stretch and hang
Hanging is great for the spine and stretching is good for flexibility. Hanging is great if you sit for long periods. All you need is something to hang from! Hang from your hands and just let your body relax. It may feel strange at first, but you will begin to feel your spine aligning. Try and do it for as long as your hands will grip and then repeat a few times. Make sure it is not too high and that you can land on your feet safely.
Stretch every day even its just for 5 minutes. It improves flexibility which helps with everyday activities and may also help delay the reduced mobility that comes with ageing. Ask a professional fitness instructor or yoga teacher to recommend a few daily moves.
Cycle to work or appointments
It is good for energy levels and good for the environment. It may not be appropriate in all situations but if it is done then do it. You will arrive more energised and relaxed than if you had spent the last 10 minutes stressed out looking for a car parking space. It is also better for the environment, which is a good example for your employees, clients, and customers.
Turn off cyberspace and head for the greenspace
Connecting with nature and the outdoors has huge benefits for our health and wellbeing. Disconnecting from the cyberworld for a few hours will not only give you more energy but will help give the clarity and meaning of your thoughts. Without these modern distractions, we create space to really think. Just walking in the countryside or local park can be enough or if you prefer something more adventurous there are loads of outdoors activities to choose from like hill walking, paddle boarding, climbing and mountain biking. Just remember to move!