I was wondering how I could take care of my body better in the new coronavirus quarantine circumstances we are in.
I’m already pretty healthy but I needed to step my game up so I can keep my business strong and be a support for family, friends and clients who might need it during these times.
So I reached out to my good friend Jon Hipp in Nashville to ask him for some tips that we could share with you.
We cover three main tips you can implement immediately at zero financial cost to you that will get you to perform better while at home and come out of this in an even stronger place physically, mentally and emotionally.
Just because you might be hurting financially due to the economy doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways you can make up for it.
What is it costing you to not take care of your mind and body consistently throughout your day? What is it costing you financially? Emotionally? And then stack that day after day and it compounds just like debt on a credit card.
The good news is you can do the reverse and start taking those small steps each day at home and get the benefit of stacking in a positive way that works in your favor.
Here are some of the things we cover:
– Pumpkin seeds
– High intensity training
– Electromagnetic frequencies
– Super Salads
If you want to connect with Jon you can do that here.
Here’s a great exercise I like to do to start my day and whenever I feel I need to reset and recenter during my day.
There are four phases and it can take anywhere from 10 – 20 minutes. It’s up to you how long you want to go with it. (watch the video for how to go through each phase)
The idea behind it is to prime your mind, body and emotions for the day so you direct it vs. reacting to the urgencies of life.
If you don’t already have a ritual to get you in a great state to start your day I suggest you start and this priming exercise is a great one to experiment with.
Whenever I catch myself saying I don’t have the time to do this, I remember the quote below from Russell Simmons.
“If you don’t have twenty minutes to delve into your self through meditation, then that means you need two hours.”
If you do it for thirty days straight you will become addicted to it because you will automatically feel so much better throughout the day and get way more done.
“The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.” – Jim Rohn
Four Steps to Achieve Your Goals Faster:
1. Condition your goals in your mind and body every day!
Incant them out loud on a walk in nature for 5 minutes each day.
Visualize yourself achieving them for 5 minutes each day – preferably after you meditate.
2. Ask for what you want in life. Don’t make it so complex and complicated.
Once you know what you want, if you don’t know how to do it ask yourself this question over and over until you slowly uncover the answer:
“How do I do X?”
X = Problem you are trying to solve
Follow the clues as they come up – resources, people and new insights and make sure to execute on them!
Keep going until you get what you want and be flexible enough to change your approach if it’s not working.
Remember what Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.”
3. Act as if you achieved the goal in a state of gratitude.
Y = achieved goal
I am so grateful I was able to Y
4. Write down your top three goals each day. Condition it in your mind and body.
Becoming great at anything requires you to notice what’s missing. If you want to get your body in better shape, you’ll notice the extra fat you have on your stomach even if you already have a six pack. One of the challenges achievers face is they constantly notice what’s not working and spend little time appreciating their successes. The downside with that is that you tend to beat yourself up and wear yourself down with stress.
A big part of becoming successful at anything is positive reinforcement and building upon what’s working. By training your mind to notice what you’re doing great at even if it may seem small at the time you will make yourself more resilient when the inevitable big challenges come your way.
Celebrating small wins also stacks over time in your favor just like compounded interest when you invest your money. If your goal is to get in the best shape of your life give yourself praise when you tie your shoes to go to the gym. Most people constantly associate pain to the micro goals needed to achieve their big goals. Reverse that and start to consciously be grateful for the micro achievements you make along your way to the big success you have your eyes set on.
How do you do that? Simple. At the end of each day ask yourself and write down three small wins from the day. A few examples could be:
Drank a large glass of water first thing in the morning.
Called mom and said hello.
Got out of bed on first alarm.
Skipped eating a brownie.
Smiled at a stranger.
The small wins stack up over time and they become the big wins. You’ll start noticing all the great things you have and are creating. It will begin a self perpetuating cycle that works in your favor in the different areas of your life.