Get up and go to bed at the same time every day.
This helps more than we realise.
The body thrives on predictability.
Because we’re hardwired to hate uncertainty.
This applies to a lot of things in life too.
It’s why things such as morning and night routines exist.
The more consistent your sleep schedule is, the more your mind and body are in harmony.
Improve your sleep hygiene.
No matter how busy life gets, here’s a random reminder to set aside some time for daily exercise.
It could be a short walk in the nearby park.
It could be just 5 minutes to do some squats.
It could be an hour of a full workout.
As long as you get some daily exercise in.
If you notice that you’re too busy to exercise, that’s probably when you need it most.
Caffeine is perhaps one of the most popular sources of energy.
You probably know it best from drinks such as coffee and energy drinks.
But there are also other sources of caffeine that are not as well-known such as caffeine pills.
Supplementing caffeine has a ton of benefits too.
Caffeine boosts energy and productivity.
Caffeine improves athletic performance.
Caffeine also relieves headaches and migraines.
While there’s nothing wrong with caffeine supplementation, take care to limit your daily dose to a maximum of 400mg.
That’s roughly about 4 cups of coffee.
As with everything, use caffeine in moderation and don’t overdo it.
Use it responsibly and it will serve you well.
It’s tough to pinpoint the exact cause of our sluggishness.
So we should aim to do all of the following as much as we can.
Drink more water.
Do things you love.
A healthy person is an energetic person.
When you’re lying on your bed and getting ready to fall asleep, try out this technique to help you sleep better.
Count whenever you inhale and exhale.
Keep counting and see how far you can go before falling asleep.
To make things even more interesting, challenge yourself by setting a target number to count to such as 500 and see if you can reach it.
This technique is brilliant because it helps you relax and prevents unwanted thoughts from popping up since your mind is focused on counting.
Try it tonight and see how it goes.
Moving about frantically anxiously burns up energy.
Just think of a laptop.
High-performance settings will drain the battery very quickly.
Low-performance settings will allow the battery to go on for much longer.
But the difference for a human is that performance also suffers as our energy depletes.
We become more unproductive the more tired we get.
We become tired a lot quicker.
So conserve energy as much as you can.
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
– Lao Tzu
The person who listens most benefits the most from an interaction.
They’ll gain a lot more knowledge.
They’ll make the person talking feel valued.
They’re less likely to reveal anything or say something dumb that they might regret later.
And people will actually listen when they speak.
So develop genuine curiosity in others.
Listen more than you speak.
“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”
Let your actions speak for themselves.
Inspirational people lead by example.
And so should you.
Don’t be that person who’s always ordering others around without doing an ounce of work.
Don’t be that person who’s wishing things would be different without putting in any effort
Don’t be that person who’s always giving advice that they don’t follow.
When you lead by example, others go, “If he/she can do it, so can I.”
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
Find ways to relax into the day.
Even if the day seems as busy as ever.
Take a few deep breaths.
Listen to some music.
Play with your pet(s).
Take a short walk.
Do some quick exercises.
Watch a funny video.
Talk to someone.
Find the ones that help you relax and incorporate them throughout your day.
Because tension is unproductive, uncreative and uninspiring.
“Not being tense but ready.
Not thinking but not dreaming.
Not being set but flexible.
Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement.
It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.”
– Bruce Lee
If you’re into fitness and lifting weights, what are your goals?
Are you more concerned with building strength?
Or are you more interested in muscle growth?
Because they both require very different training philosophies.
Someone who wants to build strength would do best lifting very heavy weights in the 3-5 rep range.
It’s all about lifting as heavy as you can for strength.
On the other hand, someone who wants to maximise muscle growth should be lifting moderate weights in the 8-12 rep range.
It’s all about time under tension for muscle growth.
Train according to your goals.