Weekly TKD Lesson

“Practice is the best of all instructors.”

                   – Publilius Syrus, 85-43 B.C., Roman Writer
Did you know that researchers can predict what your energy will be
like in the afternoon and evening by knowing your habits in the
morning?

This is because how you start the day is so powerful in determining
the kind of day you are going to have. Just think about your start
to the day.

Do you wake up tired or refreshed?

Do you get enough sleep?

Do you feel stressed, scattered and negative, or calm, focused and
optimistic?

Do you eat protein and fiber for breakfast, or do you consider a
Tim Horton’s donut the breakfast of champions?

I hear it all the time. People are overstressed, overtired and
overworked. They are desperately searching for energy. That’s why
Starbucks did over $5 billion in sales last year.

Well, if you’ve been reading my newsletters, you know I believe
there is a better way. Energy drinks are like the energy mafia. Too
much coffee takes you on an energy roller coaster ride that isn’t
any fun. Stimulants, pills, energy gels and high sugar food only
provide a quick fix. There is a better way, The power and energy to
improve your life starts with your morning habits.

Action Steps:

1. Don’t hit the dreaded snooze button. Give yourself time to
engage in an energizing morning. Instead of stressing all morning,
you’ll have time to fuel up with energizing habits.

2. Eat a breakfast (Mom’s been telling us this for years) high in
protein and fiber. Eggs are great. Fruit and oatmeal are wonderful.
Even whole grain toast with almond butter will kick-start your
metabolism and sustain your energy.

3. Practice gratitude. When you are thankful you can’t be stressed.

4. Do 10-15 minutes of walking, jumping rope, yoga, etc. each
morning. It doesn’t sound like much but it will make a huge
difference.
 
5. Take energizing breaths throughout the morning. Inhale for 3-4
seconds and exhale for 3-4 seconds.

6. Drink a cup of water when you first wake up to replenish the
water you lost throughout the night. With each sleeping breath, you
lose water.

7. Go to bed earlier and get more sleep. How you start the day
actually starts at bedtime. Everything and I mean everything in your life
improves when you get more sleep.
 
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