We’ve all had those days. You wake up and you’re tired, unhappy and thinking the world is out to get you. Sometimes those days turn in to weeks, months and years.
A lot of people look at changing their emotional side by doing meditation, yoga and positive thinking which is wonderful but we are more than just an emotional entity. We need to look at ourselves as a whole. Mind, body and spirit. Sometimes we forget that we can make changes on the physical plane as well that will benefit our overall well being.
In the video below Tony Robbins shows us that even a simple process such as standing tall with our hands on our hips, holding our heads high and breathing deeply will increase testosterone in both men & women, lower cortisol levels, which is a stress hormone, plus you will be less fearful. Just 2 minutes will make you more decisive and certain…more willing to take a risk.
When people are depressed you will notice they are hunched over, their head is down, they move slower and speak slower & more monotone. By straightening our postures, speaking with more enthusiasm and moving quicker we can change the physical component.
Exercise and a healthy diet can make huge improvements in people’s physical, as well, as mental well being.
Eating healthy does not mean you have to deprive yourself of everything you love. Try to make sure 80% of the time you are getting the proper amount of protein and fiber. Simple carbs(bread, pasta, cookies, etc) are not healthy at all so try to keep those as a treat. Complex carbs(vegetables and fruit) and protein help us to stabilize our insulin levels. High amounts of fiber helps to keep us fuller for a longer period of time. Above all, do not starve yourself. You need a certain amount of calories to keep your body working properly. I find when I eat a sufficient amount of protein and lots of veggies I stay full for a long period of time. My fiber supplements also help me to stay full for longer and curb the crazy chocolate cravings.
I do my 7 minute workout as soon as I get up in the morning. I know if I put it off I won’t do it later. My 7 minute workout can only be done every second day so on alternating days I’ll take a short walk or simply stretch for 5 to 10 minutes. I have my protein shake and fiber after my workout and my day is set. Since I work from home it is pretty easy to get up, throw my sweats on and stay that way all day but I find if I take 15 minutes to shower after my shake I feel significantly more wide awake and have way more energy.
Now that I have watched a few of Tony’s videos I will be taking 10 minutes before getting out of bed to “ground” myself”. When I am feeling overwhelmed, anxious or frustrated I will also take a few minutes to walk away from what I am doing to pick up my posture, smile and breath deeply.
This all takes time so don’t expect a huge improvement your first day. It takes 21 days for something to become a habit. Our brains are hardwired a certain way so it will take time to change our thought processes and get our physical self going in the right direction.
Tony Robbins sets his day up. When he wakes up he allows at least 10 minutes aside for himself. He takes about 3 minutes to be grateful for his life, he sets goals for the day and visualizes his success. You can use your 10 minutes to set your day up in anyway you want, just make it positive.
Tony Robbins is one of the most celebrated motivational speaker in the world. Here is a short video from when he was on the Dr Oz show that shows you how to break your negative thinking.
I want to make one thing perfectly clear in this post. I am not a Doctor and I don’t profess to be a Doctor. I am relaying information from reliable sources that have helped me. If you have any medical conditions please consult your own Doctor for more information.
Have a happy, relaxing and productive day!