As someone who has remained relatively active over my lifetime, it has become apparent that looking after your body is as important as looking after your mind. Being strong, healthy & happy matters…
Starting your own business can be a challenging experience and I believe keeping in shape helps in a number of ways:
Mental clarity – exercising is the ultimate brain dumping time! Whilst you are busy working that body your mind is clearing the cobwebs, getting creative and freshening up for next activities
Focus – it’s been documented that we humans work best in short focused sessions of approximately 75-90 minutes. Physical activity helps you regain a good level of alertness between focused work sessions, whether it’s a 15 – 30-minute walk, jog or dance around the office!
Healthy body, healthy mind – There is a medical connection between having a healthy body and a healthy mind with regards to mental agility and life expectancy.
Have more fun! Exercising doesn’t have to be a laborious ‘have to do’ activity. There are ways to make it fun and happiness bring a whole other aspect to being in business. Imagine, enjoying your work! I could get technical and rave on about the chemicals released during exercise that affect your emotions, making you feel happier but I’ll leave that to the experts! It definitely improves your mood making challenges and decision making more manageable
Work, rest & play philosophy – It’s not all about work! Exercise can help you form better sleep patterns too; rest is as important as work and play.
So as I get ready to up the stakes in my own fitness fundraising challenges, I am going to maximise on all the benefits keeping fit brings!
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A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
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