The importance of exercise and confidence...
So we all know that exercise is good for you. It reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and reduces the chance of some serious diseases BUT I think we sometimes underestimate the huge mental benefits. It increases endorphins that aid in improving mood and confidence. When we exercise our bodies respond by consuming calories that would otherwise be left to literally just sit on our hips / stomach. You don’t want to buy clothes when you feel flabby or overweight, you put off buying what you really want until you have shed a couple of pounds and whilst you are not exercising your mood is lowered, your interest and concentration levels fall. You don’t need to be a hard core triathlete or marathon runner but by ensuring daily levels of activity you not only maintain or lose weight but you gain in confidence and reduce stress.
A scienticfic study has also discovered that what you wear may alter how you approach and interact with the world. What you select and wear is how you protect yourself and is today’s social armour. There is a psychology behind everything we choose to and it immediately gives a visual impression, whether we like it or not. Tailoring for example continues to be ‘the run to’ requirement when we want to be taken seriously and the suit is often classed the businessman’s overalls as without it we are not fully protected. The science behind our daily wardrobe decisions is incredibly interesting; a theory called ‘enclothed cognition’ means that brands/ clothing types which are associated with certain qualities such as success and power are attributes the wearer instantly feels when wearing those brands / items. Your wardrobe should never be frivolous it contains a myriad of items to heighten performance and portray the best possible image of you.
You couple a considered wardrobe with a healthy body and mind and you are set to tackle anything. Never underestimate the importance of how you are perceived by others and do not confuse good looks with good choices. Ignore your size, gender, or attractiveness but don’t ignore your internal and external choices. Together they create positivity, confidence and power.