Coming right at you and away we go with Day 4 and your tips to start crushing your life…
Not to long ago there was a cult of people which included my father that were saying that eating the whole egg yolk and all was not healthy. A couple of years ago I read (so it must be true) that the studies that were saying that eggs would drive your cholesterol up were in fact done by cereal companies. It would not shock me if that was actually true but none the less, EAT THE WHOLE EGG! The benefits are tremendous. First and foremost eggs are a great source of protein, which is a great meal to kickstart your morning. Eggs are a great source of vitamins , they raise your HDL (Good Cholesterol) and good source of Omega-3. Those are just to name a few of the benefits but with that short list it is only obvious to add them to your menu.
Growing up I was huge fan of Hulk Hogan of the WWF, I know it is the WWE now but to me it will always be the WWF. Now I looked up to The Hulkster and listened to every word he said and why not he was strong, had lots of muscle and could body slam Andre the Giant, why wouldn’t I listen. One thing he would say was to eat your vitamins and say your prayers (see number 21). Now I am aware of the vitamins good ole Hulk was taking but at the time I thought he was talking about the Fintstones kind. Since most times we do not the sufficient amount of vitamins our bodies need through the foods that we eat or shall I say don’t eat then we need to supplement. A multivitamin will help us supplement our bodies with any vitamin that we are lacking and keep us healthy.
Meditation is great for clearing your mind and yes it can be looked at as a form of prayer, so yes, Hulk Hogan was right. Again most people will say that they don’t have the time to meditate but in reality we do. That time you have been creating in the morning for yourself is a great time to jam in some meditation. What better time all is quiet and you can really get after it. If you are thinking that meditation has to be this marathon event, you are wrong. It doesn’t. You can meditate for short bouts, 10-15 minutes long to help you clear your mind and recharge yourself. Don’t know how to meditate? There are several guided meditation apps out there that you can use to help guide you in the process.
This may be the hardest one to do but sometimes it is necessary to cut ties. Now we all have friends that we can spend 2 weeks with, some friends 2 days with, some 2 hours with and some 2 seconds seems way too long. You know the people that you have to get away from. Those that constantly just complain, those that suck the energy right out of you. Yes those are the ones. Get rid of them or really limit the time you spend with them, you know family is included in this and it’s not always so easy to ditch them. Ridding yourself of the negativity will only bring you up!
Piggybacking off the last one, since you are getting rid of the negative people in your life make sure you are surrounding yourself with greatness. It is said that we are the sum of the five people we are with the most. Ah, now you are thinking who you hang out with. It is no surprise that millionaires hang out with millionaires. It’s no surprise that happy people are surrounded by others that are happy. Take a look at your crew, who are you hanging out with, who are you close with? Are they pushing you to be the best you can be or bringing you down. Find those that are great and watch how successful you are in 2016.
What’s the point of always going around grumpy? Yes, I know there are going to be times in life where smiling may not be the thing to do but why not be smiling as much as possible. There are studies that show that smiling decreases stress levels, sure the study was done by Happy Smurf but at least it makes sense. The best part is usually if you are smiling other people around you will catch the bug and smile right along with you.Smiling has some other benefits as well, it will help you look more approachable as well more trustworthy and who doesn’t want to be trusted. Smile it’s the law!