Monday, July 4, 2011
DAILY HABITS FOR HIGH ENERGY LIVING
Energy is a key luck factor. For you to be at the top of your form, to be action oriented, fast moving, and extremely productive, you have to have high levels of physical and mental energy.
For you to be able to take advantage of all the possibilities around you, and to have the continuous enthusiasm that keeps you and others motivated and moving ahead, you have to organize your life so that you feel terrific about yourself most of the time.
When you are run down and feeling drained, the choices you make are not the same as when you are feeling energized and alive. It is up to you to make yourself a priority and take consistent action toward supporting your mind and body in order to live your life to the fullest. BOLA AKINBOADE brings to you tips to adopt for high energy living.
EAT THE RIGHT FOOD
The first key to high energy is a proper diet. To perform at your best, you must eat the right foods, in the right balance, and in the right combination. Your diet has an inordinate impact on the amount of energy you have, how well you sleep, your levels of health and fitness, and your performance throughout the day and into the evening.
WATCH YOUR WEIGHT
The second key to high energy is proper weight. Proper weight is essential for health, happiness, and long life. Being slightly under your ideal weight is best. As they say, you can never be too rich or too thin. If you are not happy with your current level of physical health, you need to set specific goals for yourself for the weeks and months ahead.
EXERCISE IS ESSENTIAL
The third key to high energy is proper exercise. The best activity for high energy and physical fitness is aerobic exercise. This type of exercise requires that you get your heart rate up into what is called the training zone three times per week. This training zone is about 120 to 160 beats per minute, depending on your age. You then keep it there for at least 20 minutes or more each session.
GET LOTS OF REST AND RECREATION
The fourth key to high energy is proper rest. You need an average of seven to eight hours of sleep each night to be fully rested. You need to take off at least one full day each week during which you don't work at all. You should take regular mini-holidays of two or three days each, every couple of months. You should take one and two week vacations each year when you relax completely and get your mind totally off your work.
DEVELOP A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE
The fifth key to high energy is the elimination of negative emotions. This can be the most important thing you do to assure a long and happy life. Your ability to keep your mind on what you want and off of what you don't want will determine your levels of health and happiness more than any other decision you make.
START A PERSONAL MENTAL FITNESS PROGRAM
The sixth key to high energy is for you to go on a 21-day positive mental attitude diet, one day at a time. Resolve that, for the next 21 day, you are going to keep your mind on what you want and keep it off the things you don't want. You are going to think and talk positively and optimistically about your goals, other people, and everything that is going on in your life.
REVIEW YOUR GOALS
Review your written, long-term and short-term goals everyday. Note any inspired actions you can take that day that will move you closer to achieving your goals. Keep track of your success.
SCRIPT YOUR DAY
Have a plan for your day. After you have reviewed your goals, write a short description about what you want to have happen that day. Write about how you want to feel and what you want to accomplish. Also, write about how you want to behave and how you want others to behave toward you. Writing down your expectations will program your mind to manifest what you want to experience.
DRINK 8-10 GLASSES OF WATER
I’m sure you have heard this one, but have you incorporated this practice into your daily routine? To make it easy, plan ahead and prepare the amount of water you want to drink that day by filling up a pitcher or by setting out the bottles of water you want to consume that day.
5- MINUTE REFRESHMENT BREAKS
Taking frequent 5-minute breaks throughout the day can reduce the stress level in your life. Some suggestions; take a walk outside, spend time visualizing your goals already accomplished, do some deep breathing or stretching, or put on your favorite music and dance around. Make this a habit so you can stay balanced and on top of your game.
DE-CLUSTER YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Clutter adds to your stress level and sense of overwhelm both consciously and unconsciously. Take a moment and think back to a time when you finally finished a cleaning or de-cluttering project and get in touch with that sense of relief you felt. Straightening up your home or office on a daily basis improves your sense of power, control and self-satisfaction.
MAKE YOURSELF A PRIORITY
Set aside one hour each day just for you. This time can be broken up into 2 half hour sessions or even smaller amounts of time. Use this time to work on your life plan, write in your journal, meditate, take a walk in nature, read, participate in a sport, or just relax. You deserve it.
Posted by Bola Akinboade