I have always enjoyed a game or two of tennis with some friends. I also love jogging at a leisurely pace in the evening, when I return from school.
These activities not only help me to get out of the house and live an active lifestyle, but they build up my character as well.
So how can sports build my character?
Engaging in a friendly game of tennis for example, helps me build a closer relationship with my friends.
It means that we share a common interest and we can have fun doing the same thing. Any kind of sports also helps bring out the best in a person.
Taking myself as an example, I have learnt how not to be a
I cannot always win at a game of tennis with my friends, so tennis has taught me how to accept defeat gracefully.
It has also taught me how to co-operate with another person. In tennis, sometimes I play with a partner in a doubles game.
When that happens, I learn not to blame anyone if my partner and I lose the game. Whenever we win a game, the credit goes to us both for working so well together.
Jogging, on the other hand, gives me pure health benefits. It helps me
unwind at the end of the day and keeps my heart in good shape so that I will not have to worry about my health when I am older.
I also have to have patience when I jog at a leisurely pace, which in turn, helps me become a more tolerant person at school.
I seldom shout or scold my friends if they do something wrong.