Exercise is one of the first things we abandon when we feel overwhelmed or off balance, but it’s magical. Exercise is a fantastic mood regulator. It reduces the stress hormones in our bodies (like adrenalin and cortisol) that arise when we are feeling anxious. It also stimulates endorphins, which are natural pain-killers and mood boosters, so the result is a happier, more resilient you.
Working out can bring a great sense of balance to your day. On top of that, exercise can be a problem solving tool. Getting out of the office, away from the desktop and out of your tired brain could provide just the breakthrough you need to solve that issue you haven’t been able to nut out while staring at your computer.
When it comes to work-life balance, it’s important to remember there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and what works for you one week might not work the next. The key is prioritising yourself, constantly striving for balance and finding what energises you. What makes you excited and happy can only do good things for the relationships in your life – both personally and professionally.