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How Important Is It for Your Mental Well-being to Practice a Sport?

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You’ve probably always had that one person in your life that keeps pushing you towards practicing sports, praising how well it would make you feel, both inside and outside. The media is also filled with advice such as this one – to the point where you just want to close the tab or shut down the TV. So you may feel like this is an empty cliche that die-hard athletes have come up with and that doesn’t really apply to regular people.

Well, this is one cliche that you shouldn’t ignore. It’s true, practicing some type of sport does not only help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it also help you consolidate positive emotions and cultivate mindful thinking. Let’s break it down and see how you can benefit if you start to regularly practice a sport:

1. Your Mood Improves Considerably

What comes as a surprise to sedentary people when they take up a sport is the immediate mood shift they notice. Sport is magical this way. In fact, any type of physical activity is – the brain starts releasing endorphins which in turn helps you feel more relaxed and happier. Your heart starts beating faster, the circulation improves and before you know it that two-hour basketball or jogging session relieves your mind of any residual anxiety and stress. On top of that, most types of physical activities are really fun, to begin with – you’ll be kept away from depression and you’ll want to pursue positive living

2. Your Sleep Quality Will Go Up

Has it ever happened to you to fall asleep easier after a rewarding workout or a sports game? As long as you don’t engage in physical activities too close to your bedtime, being so tired will only make you enjoy better, deeper sleep until the morning comes. This, in turn, will help your mind function better, will boost your creativity and will generally help you become more mindful and grateful in your day-to-day life.

3. You’ll Benefit From Extra Socialization

By taking up a team sport, you’ll not only get to have fun but also socialize more. You’ll need to come up with strategies together with your teammates, you’ll become more responsible by owning up to your mistakes and will learn to be more forgiving when the others have dropped the ball. Quite literally. A sports team is like a microcosmos that functions by following its own rules have a hierarchy and specific reward systems. Consider taking up soccer, volleyball, basketball or any other team sport and you’ll soon reconfigure your brain to become more confident, altruistic and positive

4. You’ll Become a More Confident Person

Competition is always built on goals and it’s at the core of any sport you can think of. Although it doesn’t require you to shed tears and blood, a sport will encourage you to set goals and motivate you to reach them. By setting these goals and pushing your limits, you become more powerful and confident in your own abilities. The best part about it is that confidence won’t remain on the court waiting for you to come back for another session, but it will follow you in every other aspect of your life as well. It will help you make better choices, reach the financial prosperity you’ve dreamed of and heave healthier relationships.

5. Your Concentration Will Improve

Most sports require you to make split-time decisions, not leaving you any time to ponder and take all factors into consideration. You need to jump quickly to catch that ball, you need to run as fast as you can to win the much-needed point and you need to decide where you’d like your shot to go in the opponent’s field. Your mind will gradually adapt to this fast-paced thinking rhythm and it will automatically become more focused. Ultimately the brain is a muscle and the more you work it, the more you can benefit from its strength throughout all areas of your life. Don’t forget – it’s been proven that sports can prevent the onset of cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s or ADHD.

As you can see, there are a myriad of reasons why you should take up a sport if you care about your well-being. Pick one that suits you most in terms of technical experience, effort level and socializing needs and dive right into it. Be confident that things will start changing for the better, there’s no other way but up. You just need to have a bit of dedication and push through the initial discomfort.

About the Author

‘Claudia Spataru is a free spirit located in Bucharest, Romania and always in search of answers to life’s greatest questions. She loves to understand how people work, what makes them tick and find ways to help them reach higher grounds. She adores the sea, traveling and laughing.’

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Monthly Writing Contest at Positive Words Research

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Win every month $100 and also improve your state of mind. How? Very simple. Write an article about positive words and publish the article on Positive Words Research.

How to participate? You have more options. Choose one that is easier for you.

  1. Take a free ticket from Eventbrite;
  2. Join the event on Facebook and send us a private message;
  3. Contact us through our website

Competition rules

  1. The contest is ongoing.
  2. You can register at any time.
  3. The article with most comments in that month wins.
  4. The winner will be publicly announced on 5th of every month.
  5. The article will be published on https://positivewordsresearch.com
  6. Participants can disclose their identity or they can remain anonymous, according to their choice.
  7. The amount will be transferred through PayPal.
  8. The contest begins in the first day of every month and ends in the last day of every month.
  9. The participant that decided from the begging to be anonymous will only be informed through email of his winning, all others will be declared publicly.
  10. The articles that are participating in the contest will have a mark at the end on the article specifying “Article participating in the Monthly Writing Contest organized at Positive Words Research“.
  11. Participation in the contest will make the writer lose any copyright on the article. Once published the article on https://positivewordsresearch.com the author will no longer hold rights over the text. The correspondence will be held on email. The author will received an email with a link where the article was published. From the time of publication (not from the time of the email) the author loses all rights over the text.
  12. The contest will be held if there will be at least 5 new participants entering the contest with an article.
  13. A participant may publish several articles to increase their chances of winning. The comments will not be accumulated for each participant, only individual comments per each article will count in deciding the winner.
  14. The participant can carry out any method for promoting the article to increase their chances of winning.
  15. Articles should be written around the topic of positive words.
  16. All articles will be analyzed before publishing, if corrections needs to be made, these will be informed on email prior to modifying the article.
  17. The articles should contain original content, all articles copied from internet will be automatically removed from the competition.

For inspiration, find below some example of articles that you could write about positive words:

  • How Positive Words Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work;
  • The Power of Positive Words and Attitude;
  • 7 Habits of Highly Positive Thinkers;
  • How positive words made me get a better job
  • How positive words helped me in the interview;
  • Positive words improve my daily happiness;
  • Positive words improve my positive thinking;
  • Positive words healed my body;
  • Positive words improved my relationship with my kids;
  • Positive words improved my relationship with my friends/husband/wife/lover;
  • Positive words make me happy;
  • I read positive words in the morning;
  • 10 positive words that always help improve my state of mind;
  • Positive words healed me of depression;
  • Why I love positive words;
  • How I started writing better emails with positive words;
  • How I attracted what I desired with positive words.

Articles participating in the Monthly Writing Contest at Positive Words Research

The first writing contest was organized on 3 months period. The rules of the first contest can be found here. The prize was 100$. The winner was to be established based on number of shares on facebook. There were 6 participants in the contest. The minimum number of participants for the writing contest to be valid was 7.

The top was as follows: Vlad 248 likes, Flavia 203 likes, Valentin 81 likes, Annop 31 likes, Susanne 9 likes. Therefore Vlad would have been the winner of the contest. Due to this situation we thought to continue the contest also in the next month December. And due to the fact that we received such good feedback from the participants, they thanked that they were motivated to write such positive and inspirational articles which made their days happier, we thought to make this contest on an ongoing basis, in every month. The last idea was implemented. We also changed the rules with the above new rules.

Articles from the first writing contest organized during September, October, November 2015:

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Join the writing contest and win $100 from Positive Words Research.

How? Write an article about how positive words improve well-being. It can be from your personal experience or something general. The article will be published on Positive Words Research. The article that gets the most Facebook likes wins.

The contest takes 3 months, starting with 1 September 2015. You can register at any time. Use the Contact Form to send us the message that you want to participate in the contest. The winner will be publicly announced on 5th December 2015.

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Competition rules:

The person that writes the article with most shares on Facebook wins the $100. The shares on Facebook are always public due to the automatic widget for recording shares installed on the website, therefore they can be seen and checked by everyone. Participants can disclose their identity or they can remain anonymous, according to their choice. The amount will be transferred through PayPal.

The contest begins from 1st September 2015 and ends on 30th November 2015. On 5th of December 2015 the winner shall be declared. The participant that decided from the begging to be anonymous will only be informed through email of his winning, all others will be declared publicly. The articles that participate in the contest will have a mark at the end on the article specifying “Article participating in the Positive Words Article Contest organized by Positive Words Research“.

Participation in the contest will make the writer lose any copyright on the article, once published the article on https://positivewordsresearch.com the author will no longer hold rights over the text. The correspondence will be held on email. The author will received an email with a link where the article was published. From the time of publication (not from the time of the email) the author loses all rights over the text. The contest will be held if there will be at least 7 participants. A participant may publish several articles to increase their chances of winning. The Facebook shares will not be accumulated for each participant, only individual shares per each article will count in deciding the winner.

The participant can carry out any method for promoting the article to increase their chances of winning. Articles should be written around the topic of positive words. All articles will be analyzed before publishing, if corrections needs to be made, these will be informed on email prior to modifying the article. The articles should contain original content, all articles copied from internet will be automatically removed from the competition.

For inspiration, find below some example of articles about positive words:

  • How Positive Words Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work;
  • The Power of Positive Words and Attitude;
  • 7 Habits of Highly Positive Thinkers;
  • How positive words made me get a better job
  • How positive words helped me in the interview;
  • Positive words improve my daily happiness;
  • Positive words improve my positive thinking;
  • Positive words healed my body;
  • Positive words improved my relationship with my kids;
  • Positive words improved my relationship with my friends/husband/wife/lover;
  • Positive words make me happy;
  • I read positive words in the morning;
  • 10 positive words that always help improve my state of mind;
  • Positive words healed me of depression;
  • Why I love positive words;
  • How I started writing better emails with positive words;
  • How I attracted what I desired with positive words.

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