and ensure your mental health isn’t something that’s an afterthought, giving yourself
a dose of self-love is crucial.
No matter how you choose to practice self-love, bringing
this into your life can do wonders for your professional career. Let’s explore
how self-love can help your career, looking at different self-love techniques
that have positive effects on how you work.
How can self-love
help your career?
1. Enhance your Energy Levels with Mindfulness and Better
When you’re not feeling self-love, often
your inner thoughts can keep you up at night. This can roll into decreased
concentration at work, and stop you from putting your best foot forward in a
Energy and mindset which can come from practising mindfulness through meditation. By allowing time to meditate, you will have renewed
energy, and a better sleeping pattern. With more sleep and energy, you’ll be able to seize the day and conquer
your career goals with ease.
2. Disconnect for Better Connections
When you’re down, sometimes it’s hard to get past the voices in your
head putting you down. You might be doubting your ability to please clients,
complete projects or even see a purpose in your professional life.
By practicing self-love through disconnecting, you can
actually enhance your perspective. For example, reading a book, going to see a
movie or even heading out for retail therapy can give you a break from what is
plaguing your mind. Then when you come back to your work, you can look at any
issues with fresh eyes, and perhaps even find a better solution.
3. Define your Priorities with More
Another clear example of self-love positively impacting your career
is through better prioritisation skills. If you’re buried in work with multiple
projects, it can be hard to complete things in a timely manner. By giving
yourself a little bit of self-love, whether that’s listening to music, or going
out to dinner, you’re actively making time to prioritise things that make you feel
You’re then able to bring those prioritisation techniques to your work, helping you
understand the timeliness of projects and complete everything in an order that
is most effective.
4. Walk into the Office with Confidence
Whether it’s talking to your boss,
striking up a conversation with people at the lunch table or presenting to a
client, not feeling confident can affect your career. It turns out getting
active does more than just make you look good; it makes you feel good, too.
The goals you achieve in the gym can
actually make you feel more confident in the rest of your daily life. Setting
goals with your Personal Trainer, building relationships with Coaches and
fellow gym mates can help build that confidence you seek.
With versatile classes and individual training options at our Virgin Active clubs across
Australia, take a free tour and inject some self-love into your career.