Whether we know it or not, we’re constantly trying to negotiate, placate or communicate with others every day; we are always presenting ourselves to someone somewhere.
In every situation we’re trying to put our best foot forward. And one of the most important things we need to remember is we have to carefully manage our image. We must take care of ourselves; inside and out. If we take care of ourselves on a fitness level, we’ll be much happier and we will radiate feelings of goodwill which will benefit us and those around us.
This also works in the business arena, whether we’re promoting our skills as an entrepreneur, technician or social catalyst; we’re essentially working every single day to attract more attention.
A positive outlook comes from a place of self-confidence and well-being and it is a very powerful attraction. Can you remember a time when someone contacted you because they really liked your personality? Maybe they said that you gave off a good vibe? Well, that’s your positive self-image shining through. You were radiating and people were attracted to that. Who doesn’t want to be around someone who’s happy about life or passionate about their work? Everybody is.
It’s easy to let our self-confidence slip once in a while, but a little bit of happiness can go a long way. So it’s up to us to get our daily dose of happiness or “vitamin H” by kicking up our fitness routine.
I’ve been working with Adriana at Fuerte Fitness for about two years and in the last couple of months I’ve been following some of her personal workouts. And let me tell you, if I make it through a session with Adriana, I’ve earned my vitamin H and the rest of the day I’m good to go!
Last week I went to hot yoga with Adriana and I didn’t want to go. I’d had a bad morning; things weren’t going my way but, she won’t take no for an answer. So, she suggested hot yoga. Well, when they say hot yoga, they mean HOT. I was so hot that my eyelids were sweating. I felt like there was a furnace blasting me in the face and my body just couldn’t do all the contortionist moves with any dignity. In my moments of greatest despair, I’d look over at Adriana and she’d just smile at me. We weren’t supposed to speak, so I soldiered on
As the minutes ticked by and the sweat poured out of my body for an hour-and-a-half I thought about nothing in the outside world except for maintaining my body positions, drinking water and breathing. And you know what? At the end of all that misery I emerged from that yoga studio with a smile on my face and with a much happier outlook. (Mostly because I survived!)
Later in the day, as I went about my business, I had a big smile on my face and lots of people said, “Hello” to me. That’s when I realized I was presenting a healthy mind and body to everyone that I met. It was subtle, nobody really knew what was going on, but I could see the impact. They were attracted to me because of my healthy glow and positive outlook.
In those moments, I was presenting my best self to the world, a sense of well-being and honesty. I was living in the moment and it felt good. (That’s when I forgave Adriana for dragging me to hot yoga.)
As you go about your day and your workouts, try to concentrate on the moment. Think about centering yourself and taking care of your personal fitness. Remember that no matter where you go and who you run into, you’re presenting your best self to the world and if you can do that by radiating a positive mental attitude; you will see a change in you and the world around you.
Have a Fuerte Day!