When was the last time that you woke up and you felt energetic, energized, excited? When was the last time you hopped out of bed and you couldn’t wait to start your day?
Think about it, when we were kids, it was so much easier to have a abundant energy. There’s a brightness in their eyes. You can see a shine, a vibrancy and limitless energy. However, when you look at most adults, they’re always tired, fatigued or low in energy.
I noticed that I’d got to a point where I was waking up and feeling sluggish. I’d want to get up and train, but my energy levels weren’t there. I had to use a will power to do so. Willpower, as you know, is a muscle, and it can’t last long. You burn out.
Furthermore, by the end of the day, my energy levels and my focus, had completely diminished, leaving me feeling sluggish, lethargic and unmotivated.
After noticing that my energy levels were not where I wanted to be, I decided to do some research and experiments to see how I can increase my energy levels.
I wanted to find a way to manage my busy lifestyle, in a way that I can get my energy back and get my focus back so I can perform on the highest level all the time.
Energy is so everything. If you can have energy, or life force, it influences your work, it influences your training, it influences your life, your relationships, everything.
Throughout your life, there are two important resources you have to conserve. It’s not money, or any material things.
The first resource you want to conserve and not waste, is your time. Time is a commodity that you cannot take back, that you cannot control. If you lose it, that’s it.
The second resource is your life force, your chi, or your energy. In Chinese medicine, they say your chi is a finite energy, or a finite resource.
We are all born with a certain amount of life force and if you deplete that through wastage and not taking care of your health, you actually won’t have any more life force. So that by the time you’re older, you can actually have more energy and not be prone to diseases or illness.
By living healthy, by doing a couple of things differently, you can actually reserve your life force a lot more.
In this article, I’ll show you four things to do that will have a great impact in improving your energy levels.
I’ve actually tried this myself and have since incorporated them into my daily routine.
After the first thirty days, I could feel my energy levels increase, my productivity went up, and my training results went up.
Here are four things that I want you to do every single day.
1. CONNECT WITH THE EMOTION OF GRATITUDE
First thing you should do every single morning is wake up and write down three things that you are grateful for. Physically write it out, instead of just thinking about it.
It could be anything, for example, the roof that you have over your head, the people you have in your life, the health that you have right now.
When you’re thinking about this, don’t just list it out for the sake of it. Really appreciate and feel the emotion. That’s what will make the difference. Appreciation and gratitude is what’s important, it’s a feeling.
Because when I first did this a couple of times, I was just listing it out and didn’t get much result from it. It wasn’t until I stepped back and truly felt the emotion, that I started seeing results.
So get into the habit of writing out 3 things you’re grateful for. Tomorrow, write down another three things. Then the next day, three more things. By the end of the thirty days, you’re going to have at least 90 things you’re grateful for.
Now, you will get to a point where you feel like you run out of things to be grateful for. That’s okay.
Rewrite the same things, but go deeper. For example, one of the things I’ve got on my list is that I’m grateful for the sun that shines into my window and that gives me energy.
I appreciate feel the warmth, I feel the energy, I’m grateful for that. The next day, if I run out of things to list out, I would go deeper. I would think of the sun, and how the sun gives me energy to wake up, to give energy, inspire and change people’s lives just the way the sun is doing for the entire world.
So the goal is to go deeper and deeper every day with the emotion of gratitude, until it becomes your natural state.
2. OVER-HYDRATE YOUR BODY
Your body is 70 percent water. Water is essence. Let me ask you a question, how often do you think you drink water in a day? More importantly, when you sleep, let’s say eight hours. Can you imagine going eight hours without water?
So another way to improve your health and increase energy for your day, is to drink more water before going to bed.
In the first couple of night, you will need to go to the bathroom more often, while your body adjusts. But trust that this will improve your overall energy levels. Your body will adjust and you eventually won’t need to go the bathroom after you jump into bed.
The extra water replenishes you, it keeps you hydrated for the eight hours that you are sleeping. When you wake up, your body is fresh, and it’s not dry.
Then, when you wake up, drink another extra glass of water to rehydrate your body again.
3. USE THE DRAGON BREATH
There’s a thing called a fire breath or a dragon breath. When you wake up in the morning, I want you to try three deep breaths. It’s similar to Wim Hof Method.
What you want to do is breathe in for three deep breaths into the stomach. Place your hand on your stomach and imagine a balloon. When you breathe in, the balloon expands. And as you breathe out fast, the balloon deflates, your stomach pushes back into the spine.
There are multiple counts you can experiment with to increase your energy.
One way is to breathe in slowly for 6 seconds, hold 6 seconds, then breathe out fast as if you are sighing, then hold 6 seconds. Repeat.
During our busy lives, most people breathe very shallow, usually from the nose or at most the chest. You want to practice and train yourself to start breathing from the diaphragm.
This gives you more oxygen flow around the body, while more effectively removing the carbon dioxide in your body.
When you first start doing regular deep breaths, say 30 in a row, you’ll get to a point where you start to get light headed. That’s okay. You might feel tingling in your head. This is good. It’s more oxygen floating into your head.
This breathing also has positive effects on your physical performance. For example, I tested this with my strength in finger push ups. Before the breathing exercise, I did 50 push ups. Then after 30 breaths, I moved to 75. The deep breathing gives you more oxygen around your body and you can perform on a higher level.
4. BE TECH FREE BEFORE AND AFTER BED
How often, each day when you wake up, the first thing you look at is your phone. And the last thing you see at night before bed is your phone?
Research shows that for the hour before you sleep, you shouldn’t be using your phone or any screen devices. You don’t want blue screen. You’d rather be reading or meditating, but don’t use your screen.
I’d found one hour to be very difficult, so I did half an hour. For thirty days, the half hour before bed and half hour after waking up, I had no phones, no technology. What I found is in the morning, when I wake up, I had a lot more energy. I woke up more energetic, in a better mood and feeling more motivated.
Give it a go! I’m going to set you an easy 10-day challenge. Try these 4 habits for the next 10 days. You’ll see results and you’ll keep going for the next 30 days!
I tried it out myself, and saw massive, massive difference over 30 days.
These simple habits will give you so much more energy. You will wake up with a lot of power, a lot more vibrancy, and it’s going to make a difference in everything that you do.
Let us know how you’re going in the comments below. Tag @InvincibleWorldwide and #10DayChallenge.
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