Hi, It’s Adrian Law here. Today, I’ve got some things that are really going to increase your energy and how you generally feel. You are going to feel good if you apply what I’m about to share with you.
The first point today is around choice. You actually choose more things than you probably realize. You choose what you say next, you choose what you do next, you choose the work that you do.
You even choose what time you start work. Some of you that have jobs may disagree with that but nobody’s forcing you literally. You’re actually choosing to start when you do.
You choose your attitude, you choose so many different things, it’s in your control. So what choices are you going to make?
Now, it’s a big difference between knowing something and owning it. Knowing means that you’ve got the knowledge; some people say that knowledge is power. I disagree with that, I think applied knowledge is power. That’s owning it, that’s actually doing it. For example, would you like to lose a little bit of weight or perhaps be a little bit fitter, healthier or to simply increase your energy naturally. Most people say yes to that especially in January. You know how to do that. You know you can eat less, you can eat good food, you can eat less junk, leave off the alcohol, the cigarette, that type of thing. If you also exercise, you will lose weight. Some companies however earn millions and millions of dollars helping us lose weight but often it comes down to your choice.
Choices over time and not much time, become habits. When you have good habits, healthy habits. You start to feel good on a consistent basis. The food that you eat, the liquid that you put in your mouth and what you do with your body has a massive impact on how you feel; the energy that you generate, the productivity that you’re able to do and how much or less sleep that you need has a massive, massive effect.
Drinking lots of water has a huge effect on how you feel. I drink a lot of water. Some people say, “Adrian, that’s plastic bottle how could you?” Well, would you rather drink out of a plastic bottle or not drink the water. Drink tap water rather than not drinking it at all.
If you drink a lot of coffee with caffeine obviously in it, or diet pepsi or coke or any of these fizzy drinks, you’ve got to drink water as well. You’ll notice a difference, maybe not straight away but over time you will.
One of the things that I’ve done that’s become a habit. Pretty much everyday, I have delicious smoothie through a blender. I just do this at home if I’m here. In the smoothie I put all sorts of things, there’s bananas and almond milk, I have cacao powder and sometimes a bit honey, some strawberries, some mixed berries; all sorts of yummy things and it really fills you up and it increases your energy in a minute. It’s incredible!
Today, I didn’t eat till one thirty in the afternoon after having the smoothie for breakfast. Some of you might eat a lot and that wouldn’t be enough for you but over time your stomach actually shrinks. Mine has! I would eat fairly large portioned meals but my stomach has now shrunk and I’m not as hungry as I was. Plus I’m drinking lots of fluid as well.
Another big thing that I’m doing is exercising regularly. Now you’ve heard that you need to exercise a million times. Maybe you don’t like exercise or for some reason you’re not doing it. But if you are I hope you are feeling the benefits from it. Just find what it is that you enjoy. For me, I need to do things that are going to make me sweat. I feel good afterwards, after I shower. I like to run. For you, you might enjoy a walk. I enjoy that too but I just don’t get my heart rate up and it doesn’t feel like a cardio workout for me, but maybe for you that’s plenty and that’s great!
Just do it three or four times a week and you’ll start to notice the difference. For you it might be chasing a ball around. Oftentimes you can run lots and lots of distance through chasing a ball, whether it’s playing tennis, or squash or soccer or something. Whatever is that you enjoy, it might be yoga, it might be going to the gym pumping weights but just to do it and do it consistently.
I had a challenge, it’s a guy thing. Where I was living there was a beautiful pool and every day I said I was going to swim and was going to beat the amount of lengths I did the day before. I got up to about 65 lengths and the next day I didn’t feel link swimming 66 lengths, so i didn’t do it and I didn’t go back for another six months to a year. So rather than doing that, don’t do what I did. Instead, I could have done 20 laps, four or five times a week and the results would have been ten times more effective over time.
Whatever it is that you do just make it a habit. Remember this is your choice. Eat well, drink good things even if you are drinking coffee and so forth, try to minimize that because it actually dehydrates you. Also, get out there and move and the next time you go to the fridge, remember it’s a choice. Do you pick-up the chocolate cake or do you have a piece of fruit? Now, I’m one of those people that say “Just have fruit”, “Just have vegetable”, “Just drink water”. I enjoy a nice glass of wine, I enjoy sometimes having naughty treats, but the majority of my choices are healthy. If you do the same, I guarantee you, that you’ll feel better, you will have more energy in the world, you’ll get more done, be more productive and as a whole you’ll just feel like you’re a better person; a new you.
I hope you enjoyed this, I’m Adrian Law. Bye for Now.
P.S. Please leave a comment. I’d love to hear about what you are doing to feel good.