Having more energy
Many people just don't have
enough energy. They feel run down, tired, unable to do the things they
really want. So many people, in fact, that they are the majority. You are
probably one of these people.
Here are some tips on how to have more energy:
- Get enough rest--if you do, you'll be a very
unusual person. We sell a course on overcoming
sleeplessness. Buying this may be the best investment you've ever
made. Did you know that a person who is 20% sleep-deprived has the
mental acuity of a person who is legally intoxicated? Did you also
know the typical American does not get enough rest? For most people,
this is easily
fixable with the right information.
- Smile. This helps keep energy-draining negativity
- Stand up straight. Less than 3% of people have good posture. If you
walk into a room full of people and notice someone just seems to have
a commanding presence, look at that person's posture. Chest out,
shoulders back, chin up.
This posture maximizes circulation and
breathing. It also maximizes the strength of the
spine, and it just plain looks good.
- Build those muscles. These are the engines that
allow you to move. The stronger they are, the less of your personal
energy you lose doing normal tasks--or even extraordinary ones. Don't just do curls and presses. Do a
program that works each body part--on separate days.
- Do front squats. This exercise builds the abdominals quite well. I
have a six-pack, and when I do these squats I can feel those babies
contract hard. Squats also work the rump--which is what both men and
women "check out" on each other. Squats actually cause all
off your muscles to grow, due to hormonal changes they create. In
fact, if you do only squats, your arms will be larger than those of
another person who does only curls.
- Eat six small meals a day. Watch your portion size. Eating small
meals maximizes nutritional absorption while keeping you from taking
in too many calories.
- Drink plenty of water. A lack of water will make you feel rundown.
- Get enough of the
essential fatty acids. These nourish the skin, hair, and nervous
- Steer clear of cigarette smoke, alcohol, and sugary snacks. The
smoke depletes your oxygen and loads you up with carbon monoxide. Alcohol
is a depressant. Eating sugar causes an insulin overcharge that leaves
you with less energy.
- Stay active. This keeps your energy levels high.
- Surround yourself with positive, energetic
people--the attitude is contagious.
- Avoid toxic, negative people--the attitude is
- Avoid television, newspapers, and consumer
magazines. These are full of disinformation, negativity, and tripe.
- Read quality literature. This builds your mind,
and it makes you more interesting to talk to. You will find it much
easier to engage in conversation with positive, energetic people. Unsure
what to read? Start by listening to audio books from your local library,
then you'll find a genre you like. Make sure you get mostly nonfiction,
so your literary diet has substance to it. Self-help books are often full of hyperbole and fluff, so read
them only occasionally. Sometimes, that hyperbole and fluff is just what
you need, so do include self-help books on your reading list!