Read This if You Want to Take Your Productivity to The Next Level
These four habits will change your life within six months. They are not easy, but, if you can stick to them every day, your life will be radically different.
I talk about these four habits because when you combine them, you positively impact a different part of your body and mind.
Meditate daily as soon as you wake up (15 to 30 minutes) to clear your mind and make sure that any negative energy from the night doesn’t carry over into the day. I call this “hammock time.” You don’t need to sit up and close your eyes if you don’t want to. You can even sip a coffee or tea and focus on the sky or something close to you. Be alone and stay present.
Exercise for 30 minutes and sweat. Exercise activates BDNF (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor) which helps with brain function and health, especially with memory. Exercise also releases endorphins, which make you feel good — overall an energy and confidence booster.
Take a daily cold shower. That's the real gamechanger. There are so many good reasons why you should do this, so I am just going to link an article that dives in deep only on this topic: 7 Cold Shower Benefits. I have been taking cold showers for a long time, and I will never go back.
Plan your weeks and days 15 minutes before going to bed. I have an agenda called the Phoenix planner. I set up my 3-month goals, my weekly goals and my daily to-do lists. When I start my day, all I need to do is look at my tasks and execute. I don’t have to go through the painful process of organizing my day in the morning. Instead, I use my precious morning focus on completing the most important tasks of the day.
If you master these four habits for a minimum of 6 months, you will propel your life forward by five years. The power of focus and energy combined will make you unstoppable.
Just a quick point
Here's the thing. A lot of people contact me on Instagram, and they ask for a magic bullet to solve all issues. Unfortunately, there is no such thing. Every bad habit has a different root. For example, your lack of energy may be caused by your lack of sleep or by your diet. Your anger problems may be due to some unsolved issues with family members or friends. There are infinite ways your mind can play tricks with you, so your goal is to cover all basis and build a strong personality that can face adversities head first. If you are struggling with discipline, head over to this other blog post where I show you how to get out of your head.
Do you need more help
I coach clients on my Instagram account, and more than one of them went from working full time in a corporate role to owning multiple businesses and quitting their 9-to-5.
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