“Most people don’t even know what they are striving for. They don’t even have true goals. They say they want to be happy but they have no set plan to achieve that happiness. So they are just blindly searching for something that doesn’t exist.“
Reaching your full potential and living the life you have always dreamed of is all about the little things.
It is the little things that will change your life. You have to be persistent.
Here are 11 ways in which you can instantly improve your life today:
Drink More Water
Water makes up the majority of our body and it is vital for a properly functioning system.
Most people do not drink enough water.
Drinking enough water will make you feel so much better and it will give you a ton of energy.
Ever since I have started drinking a gallon of water a day my energy levels are through the roof and I just feel way healthier and my head feels so clear.
Any exercise is better than no exercise at all. You don’t need to exercise for an hour to get a complete workout in. A 15 minute workout is perfectly fine.
I start the morning off with a basic stretching routine. Then around midday I get in a 15 minute workout of squats, pushups, sit-ups and lunges. Then before bed I stretch again.
I don’t think I have to get in to the importance and all of the benefits of exercising. Make sure you are stretching as well.
Take a Cold Shower
I know cold showers seem dreadful but they are truly life changing.
The main reason to take a cold shower is to increase your willpower.
Taking a cold shower will make it easier to do the things you dread doing. If you can get yourself to take a cold shower than you can get yourself to do anything. It wil improve every area of your life.
Cold showers also give you so much energy and are very efficient at waking you up.
I start with warm water and slowly turn it colder and colder until it is as cold as it gets. Your body slowly gets used to it.
Try it today.
Eat More Natural Food
Food is our body’s energy source. Our body needs certain nutrients to function properly.
A lot of the food today is very processed and artificial. There is not much nutrition involved.
These artificial foods can cause you to be super lazy and unmotivated. They are just very unhealthy overall.
To get your energy levels up and help clear your head eat some more natural food today.
Fruit is so underrated. Fruit is my favorite food in the world.
Just do your best to stay away from processed food.
Eat more fruits, veggies, beans, grains, rice, etc.
Refrain From Masturbation
When you achieve something, you get a dose of dopamine. And for men our two instincts are to survive and procreate.
Since our goal is to survive and procreate; we are very attracted to the idea of having sex with women and this act releases a lot of dopamine.
But when we just watch porn and masturbate we get that release of dopamine and it just seems so achievable and we trick our brain into thinking that something this ecstatic is very easy to achieve.
So soon our brain is tricked in to thinking that very fulfilling things are very easy to achieve.
This leads us to believe that we have to use no effort to achieve things. This causes us to be lazy and take shortcuts.
So, when you undergo no fap, you train your brain to see that these things are not easily obtainable and we actually have to work for fulfilling things. And this makes you have more energy and motivation to achieve these things.
If you want more things in your life that make you happy then you must focus on the things that already make you happy.
You attract what you think about.
If you are always focusing on what you don’t yet have then you are thinking about Lack. When you think about Lack you attract more Lack.
When you focus on what you are grateful to have, you attract more things to be grateful for. This is how the universe works.
So everyday you should write down at least 3 things you are grateful for. (Your house, your vehicle, your clothes, the food you ate, your bed, etc.)
Focus on what you do have and you will attract more things. It truly is that simple.
Write Down Goals and Passions
One thing that has really changed my life is writing stuff down.
When you only have a thought or an idea of something in your head, it doesn’t exist. It is just a thought.
If you think “I want to be successful,” that is just an incomplete thought.
To make it come true you need to write it down. You need to make it a physical object.
Once it is real and exists in the physical world it can be manifested.
Most people don’t even know what they are striving for. They don’t even have true goals. They say they want to be happy but they have no set plan to achieve that happiness. So they are just blindly searching for something that doesn’t exist.
To be successful you need to have a plan.
So take some time today to write out your goals.
You should also take out a piece of paper and pencil and write “Passions” at the top. List all of the things you are passionate about. That will help you find and reach your goals.
The word meditate has such a negative connotation around it. All meditation is, is becoming aware of your breath and living in the moment. Anyone can do it at anytime.
Here is simple guide for meditation for beginners.
To meditate, just find a comfortable and quiet place to sit or lay down. Close your eyes and take 5 deep breaths. Listen to your breath. Focus on the breath. Feel your stomach moving up and down.
When you focus on the breath you are no longer in your head being controlled by your thoughts.
The more you meditate the more you have control over your mind. Soon enough you can have complete control of your thoughts and your mind and you will be able to control your whole life.
Spend Time In Nature
Take a walk in nature. Stay off your cellphone and just enjoy the moment.
Listen to the birds, smell the fresh air, observe all of the beauty.
Spending time in nature really helps calm you down and reconnect you with the universe.
Read A Book
Just read one chapter. Just 3 minutes of reading a day can completely change your life.
There are so many benefits involved with reading.
A huge benefit is it really helps you get a good nights sleep. Spend 10 minutes reading before bed instead of mindlessly scrolling on your phone and I bet you will get the best sleep you’ve had in a very long time.
Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Along with reading befoe bed there is 3 other ways in which to get a good night’s sleep.
- Meditate before bed. Take some time to focus on the breath. You can also take this time to reflect on your day. Think about what you did right and what you did wrong. Think about what you are grateful for.
- Stay off your phone/computer and don’t watch television before bed. I’m sure you’ve heard this plenty of times before but electronics really hinder your ability to get a good nights sleep. So try reading, meditating, stretching or journaling before bed instead of on your phone/laptop/TV. It really helps, trust me.
- The last thing is do not eat before bed. Try not eating at least 1 hour before bed. 2-3 hours would be ideal. A lot of people don’t know this but our digestive system takes up about 80% of your body’s energy. So when you eat before bed, your digestive system is taking up all of your body’s energy; this can actually cause you to feel more tired when you wake up. The goal is to reclaim your energy whilst sleeping, not use it up. So try not to eat before bed. You will wake up feeling so refreshed and energized.