Most people would never think networking would affect their health, but it does. If you look at it from a different perspective, you’ll soon see that by networking, you could improve not only your mental, but your physical health too.
How It Improves Your Mental Health
When you network, you put yourself in front of people who are positive. They want to grow their business and they are looking to you for help with that. This is quite an honor because people will only want to work with you if you have great ideas and skills. You are valuable to them.
When you’re able to work with new people, you open yourself up to new opportunities. This is exciting! You may find yourself in a new place in a very short time. That can lead you to achieve new and old goals that you never thought you would. This can lift many people out of the funk they’ve been feeling.
Physical Health Booster
Networking helps your physical health as well. When you feel better about your business and life in general, you are more likely to feel better physically. This is usually because you are more likely to take better care of yourself. You may sleep better because you’re not depressed or anxious. You may eat better because you want to continue to have the energy you need to move forward. Eating well and getting adequate sleep will boost your immune system to keep viruses away from you.
Some people may argue that while you may be taking better care of yourself, meeting so many new people opens you up to many viruses. This is true, but the body is an amazing machine. The better you care for yourself, the stronger your body becomes at fighting illnesses. With a flu shot, plenty of fluids and the use of hand sanitizer, you’ll likely see that the risk of becoming ill from networking isn’t that great.
Start Networking for Better Health
As you’re thinking about networking more, hopefully the mental and physical health benefits will encourage you to take that next step. While you are thinking about it, why not sign up for a Huddle? It’s a really easy way to meet people who are in your area. It’s also a great way to grow your business and get all of those healthy benefits mentioned here.
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