How To Get More Energy For Success
In this article, we’ll discuss a few ways on how to get more energy for financial success.
This will be useful for those that:
- Wake up excited to pursue goals but get burned out midday
- Have big goals but still have trouble getting motivated
- Have trouble pursuing goals consistently
Now, I’ve been sharing how to change your thoughts and mindset which should help with maximizing your emotional state which will also give you energy during your entrepreneurial journey.
But, there’s another component which just as important: The physical aspect.
After all, have you ever felt a little sick one day and just didn’t feel like doing anything?
Well, what if you could feel your best virtually all the time? Wouldn’t it help you achieve much faster?
Now, I’ve shared my daily routine before… but in this article, I’ll go deeper into the physical aspects that give me more energy to pursue goals.
How To Get More Energy With Sleep
For whatever reason, waking up at 5am is now being correlated to success.
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t become an entrepreneur so I could have an alarm clock telling me when to wake up.
In fact, I’ve tried waking up at 5am every day for a year to see if I’d get more done.
Personally, I’ve found that waking up to an alarm made me more “foggy” throughout the day; and I actually achieved less.
Instead, I’ve found that it doesn’t matter what time you wake up… What matters is what you do when you’re actually awake.
My recommendation is to strive for deep, quality sleep… however long that takes you.
Some things that have helped me do that are:
- Watching comedy series and laughing before bed time to relieve stress
- Not eating to fullness, especially a couple hours before bed time
- Avoiding foods that bloat me
- Sleeping and waking up whenever my body felt like it
The point: Find out what affects YOUR sleep and adjust from there.
How To Get More Energy With Food
I’ve mentioned before where there was a time I’d easily spend $100 per meal every day.
I used to be a fan of sushi among other types of cuisine.
Now, the problem I encountered was that every day I’d eat something different… and I’d experience gassiness, bloat, headaches, sleepiness, indigestion, acidity, etc.
To solve some of these problems I drank Kombucha, a fermented tea drink which helps with digestion among other things.
Then, I started to brew my own. And as I continued to drink my own brew I became more aware of what types of foods gave me problems.
And over time I just stopped eating a lot of what I used to eat because I knew it’d just ruin my gut and disturb my sleep.
Nowadays, I do Intermittent Fasting and usually eat only twice a day.
I’ve found it keeps my mind clear during work hours among other health benefits.
And it sure beats having a clock telling you when to eat. I remember long ago, I’d just eat because a clock told me to instead of listening to my body. No surprise I got fat during that period.
Also, I’ve been vegetarian for a couple years now as I’ve found it keeps my body less inflamed and provide me more energy throughout the day.
And I also have my meals designed and delivered to me so I don’t have to focus on what to buy, cook, or eat each day. That way I can focus more on things that make me more money.
If I do decide to eat out I usually test one thing at a time so I can pinpoint if a certain food gives me problems.
The point: Find out what food actually gives you more energy… which foods don’t mess up your gut, sleep, or mind. Experiment. Discover what works for YOU.
How To Get More Energy With Breathing
I don’t think the majority of people breathe deeply enough.
And I’ve found this to be the case for me as well, especially when staring at the laptop for a few hours.
And once I do a few deep breaths I become more relaxed, clear-headed, and productive.
I’ve found shallow breathing led me to stress, more likely to rush, anger, etc. The point is: lacking oxygen doesn’t help.
So nowadays, I do deep breathing exercises. Specifically, I do 1:4:2 breathing, which I learned from Tony Robbins.
For example, breathe in 7 seconds, hold it for 28 seconds, and exhale for 14 seconds. Then repeat that for a total of 10 times, and do this cycle 3 times during the day. I do it in the morning, after work, and before sleeping.
I also walk around 15 minutes, twice a day.
And I’ve also do eye exercises which have helped big time in my vision, relieving eye strain, and even deepen my breathing.
The point: Breathe. Deeply. Often. Do not hold your breath throughout the day, and you may find you have more clarity and energy to pursue goals.
How To Get More Energy With Exercise
I don’t think it’s natural to be sitting most of the day while staring at a computer screen.
But, that’s my lifestyle while running campaigns online.
Now to combat this, I workout.
Specifically, I do a calisthenics routine three days a week. And on the other days I do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
This may seem counter-productive as it may seem it’ll drain you.
But I’ve found that it boosts your mood and energy.
In short, I believe it’s important to get tired out physically to clean yourself out, sweat, clear your mind, get rid of tension, and sleep more deeply.
Again, this is what I do. If some things are new to you can surely try them and see if it works for YOU.
The point is: FIND OUT WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. Try different things. Then stick to the ones that you find help you best.
Other than that, I think that pretty much covers it.
Let me know if you have any questions. And if you have any specific health habits of your own I’d love to hear about it and potentially try it myself!