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When it comes to improving personal connection, the first things that come to mind are charisma, active listening, and in general, being a better orator. While all of this is a big part of creating great relationships, what if I told you that there is a way to boost personal connection while tackling different parts of your life? In this article, you will discover how and why taking care of your body is going to boost your personal connection with others.

Utilizing “mens sana in corpore sano” as your personal connection mantra

 The mantra “mens sana in corpore sano” is really the foundation of a solid and stable presence. It literally means “a healthy mind in a healthy body”, and it reminds us to take care of both our body and our mind in everyday life. We have discussed this also in the article “Focus on exercise and your physical health to create personal connections and strong communication.” The idea of balancing yourself is what enables you to develop a genuinely pleasant personality. Which builds more stable and healthy relationships. The reason for this comes down to a simple truth:

If you are calm and balanced, people are going to sense it.

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Why physical health is crucial not only for personal connection, but for your whole life

In today’s world, most people are working with soft skills in the office. This causes them to often to overlook and sacrifice physical health to chase work-related goals. When you do this, you are basically sacrificing your well-being for short-term gratification. This is not sustainable, especially in the long-term. Your energies will drop and your stress levels will rise. As a result of this, the quality of your interpersonal relationships will drop.

Physical health affects your personal relationships

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Physical health affects how stressed you are, how much energy you have, and even your general mood. As you know, all these things are going to be expressed during a normal conversation via intonation, body language, and word choice. What this means is that your physical condition can directly affect your relationships, in either a positive or negative way. It becomes clear that developing and maintaining a good level of physical health is an important part of improving the quality of personal connection and your life.

Which aspects of physical health are most important for personal connection?

Physical health has many different aspects, but you want to focus on the ones that are going to bring you the most improvement in personal connection.

1. Sleep to rest and reset

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Sleep is for sure one of the most important aspects, if not the most important. Sleeping regulates your stress levels, and more importantly your energy levels. Sleeping at least 8 hours a night is not only going to improve your overall health, but it is going to make you feel more energetic and less tired during the day.

2. Exercise regularly

Physical exercise is probably one of the best ways to release stress and build self-confidence. Exercising regularly (at least 3 times a week) will make you less nervous and will give you a general feeling of control over your actions. Additionally, regular exercise is generally associated with higher energy levels. This means that over time you will feel more relaxed, more energetic, and more confident.

3. Taking care of your body through external treatments

We know that this can sound confusing, but just follow along. Face masks, massages, and sauna are all external treatments you can use to take care of your body. These treatments might also improve your physical health. What you are aiming to do is to give importance to yourself, and develop the habit of spending time to take care of yourself. We started the article by talking about how much we sacrifice our health and serenity to pursue something, and we discuss how bad this practice is, especially if done continuously.

By taking time to take care of yourself, you are shifting the focus on you to rebalance yourself, remember “mens sana in corpore sano”.

Conclusion

To conclude, let’s go through all the main points of this article and sum them up.

  1. Taking care of your body can be a very powerful tool to boost personal connection while tackling a totally different area of your life.
  2. The whole philosophy behind this is the mantra “mens sana in corpore sano”, and the idea of maintaining balance in your life.
  3. Even if we are focusing on relationships, this idea will improve all aspects of your life
  4. Physical health affects your mood, your energy levels, and your stress. All things that are going to heavily influence personal connection.
  5. Sleeping at least 8 hours a night will make you more energetic and more reactive.
  6. Exercising regularly will decrease your stress levels and build self-confidence.
  7. Taking the time to go to the sauna or to take massage is going to shift your attention more to yourself, teaching you that the time spent taking care of yourself is time well spent. 

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