35 Habits: #14. Exercise Every Day
“I try to run every day, and science now shows a positive correlation between running and creativity. It has helped me maintain a sense of balance. It grounds me and offers an outlet on my most stressful days, and allows me to lean into risk and uncertainty. What I find is that many people, especially executives, take the workouts off the calendar when they get busy or are dealing with a particularly stressful time in their careers or lives. It should be opposite. The more stressed out you feel, the more important it is to carve that time for workouts that nourish not only your body but your soul as well.”
–Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods, which has grown gross sales to $130.2 million.
I’m always looking for new opportunities to learn from others who are successful, even if it’s only a small suggestion here or an interesting tip there. I’ll post a new one each morning, as we work through “The Daily Habits of 35 People at the Top of Their Game”, and learn from 35 successful entrepreneurs, founders and executives.