We all have those days at work where nothing seems to be going right. Couple it with several pending deadlines, a tight schedule and an overly demanding boss; staying productive becomes even more of a priority.
Fortunately, if you practice martial arts, being productive shouldn’t be a problem. If you haven’t tried martial arts, you might discover that it’s the perfect pick-me-up you’ve always needed.
Today, Evolve Daily shares 6 Reasons Why Martial Arts Makes Your More Productive At Work:
1) You’re a pro at goal-setting
As a martial artist, setting goals are your forte. You’ve always set goals for yourself – whether it be technique related, for strength and conditioning or preparing for competition, you know exactly what you need to do to ensure you meet your goals.
In the office, goal-setting can help you feel more accomplished and focused. It gives you a sense of urgency as well as fulfillment, each time you successfully finish a task.
2) You’re optimistic
When you practice martial arts, you realize the value of being optimistic. You work on staying positive even as you get frustrated as you learn difficult techniques or lose in sparring. Instead of seeing these as failures, you see these as opportunities to learn and become a better martial artist.
In the workplace, being optimistic despite facing tough situations is always important. By maintaining a positive outlook, you won’t be bogged down by trivial things and you’ll be more likely to move forward onto bigger and better opportunities.
3) You thrive in a group setting
Although martial arts isn’t a team sport, it is taught in a class setting. Here, you interact with your peers who eventually become your friends. They will be the ones cheering for you at a tournament and congratulating you on your new belt. Soon enough, they become more than just friends – they become your new family.
Knowing whom you work with and maintaining a positive working relationship with them is crucial for productivity. Creating a network of trusted individuals makes your job a lot easier; you’ll always have a support system ready to help you whenever you need it!
4) You’re disciplined
In martial arts, discipline is constantly enforced, regardless of your level. Every martial artist knows that he must be disciplined at all times because it is the only way for him to achieve his goals.
In the workplace, how disciplined you are greatly impacts your productivity. The more determined you are to meet deadlines and stay focused, the easier it will be for you to go home early!
5) You’re passionate
When you’re passionate, it shines through in everything that you do. It’s obvious when a martial artist puts his heart, mind and soul into his goals. His determination is unparalleled.
When this passion transfers into your career, you’re in luck! Your productivity will soar because now, you actually love what you do. And if you love what you do, it won’t feel like work at all!
6) You have a warrior spirit
Through martial arts, we inherit a warrior spirit with which to conquer adversity. No obstacle is too big. No setback is too daunting. No failure is too worrisome. No project is impossible. Once a warrior, always a warrior. It doesn’t matter whether it is in the academy or in the office, you are always ready to conquer the world! Nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams in life. Because warriors are born to unleash their greatness upon the world!
7) You’re grateful
With each martial arts class comes a new lesson, new techniques to add to your arsenal to make you a better martial artist. You also get a great workout, burning hundreds of unwanted calories. You thank your instructors at the end of each class for not only sharing his knowledge but also helping you achieve your goals.
A study shows that employees who showed gratitude on a daily basis were happier and more productive. They also showed higher levels of energy and optimism, as well as lower levels of depression and stress.
There’s no doubt that martial arts can truly change your life for the better, helping you become the best martial artist, spouse, friend and employee you could ever be.
With martial arts, the opportunities for growth are limitless – so why not try a class or two today?