Exercise helps everything.
I can’t think of any time or situation exercise doesn’t help. Whenever I’m not sure what to do, I think, “exercise can’t hurt.” Even if all I do is a burpee or two, I find it clarifies my thoughts.
I’ve never found a case where exercise worsened a situation. Even if I’m in an insane hurry, where I feel every second counts, a push-up or two barely takes time and often reveals to me that not every second counts — feeling that way almost always comes from stress-induced myopia that is leading me to make bad decisions. Even a few seconds of physical motion relieves the intensity and gives perspective. It overcomes an empathy gap that works for you
Even simple stretching helps, which you can do without even leaving your desk. But even just standing up and moving around helps.
As long as you’re doing that, might as well do a burpee or two, walk up a flight of stairs or two, a few knee-bends, jump up and down, or whatever gets your heart beating faster.
Learn to make Meaningful Connections
with a simple, effective exercise from my book, Leadership Step by Step.
- Step by step instructions
- Video examples of me and Marshall Goldsmith
- An excerpt from my book