It all starts with a good nights rest.
A new week, a new day and a new opportunity to thrive and feel alive. It all starts with you taking care of yourself and giving your mind, body and soul time to rest.
Turn off your devices. Turn off the TV and let your mind be still. Over stimulation to technology is what causes so much stress and anxiety in the modern world.
You’ve got to know when to shut things off and connect with yourself. It’s okay to not be stimulated and entertained all the time!
Give yourself time before bed to prepare your mind and soul for rest. Meditate, journal, read something that calms the soul or simply just sit in silence and allow your mind to gently calm down.
A good nights rest is your best defence against feeling stressed out, anxious and unmotivated. It’s time for you to start managing your energy levels, so you can perform and function at a high level daily and feel energetic and passionate about your life.
Have a few simple routines and rituals you run in the evening or before you head to bed, that allow you to get a good nights rest every night. Do what works best for you, but remember the name of the game is ENERGY!
Consistent rest is the key and no doubt everyone is going to ask me the most asked question in the world... “Joe, how many hours sleep should I get?” So the simple answer is that everyone is different and everyone’s lifestyle and energy needs are different. I generally say that you want to get between 6 hours to 8 hours of consistent rest every night.
The “consistent” part is what determines your energy levels. Not the hours of rest. So that means, you have to be in bed at the same time and up at the same time every day. Your body responds well to patterns and routines and it is through those basic routines that you find greater levels of energy, over time.
If you are making great decisions with your diet, exercising for energy, (rather than trying to gain muscle or lose weight) and looking after your mental and spiritual state. Then you will naturally have more energy and be able to live off slightly less sleep than someone who is not managing those other key factors.