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Are You Making This Mistake? How to Stop Overcomplicating Things and Simplify Your Life

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I've been fading in terms of energy as the week goes on of late, so I wanted to get back to focussing on keeping my energy consistently high.

I realise that it's so easy to overcomplicate things so I wanted to give you some tips to "stop" them!

How to keep your energy high and stop overcomplicating things:

  1. Get to bed earlier Yeah, I know you want to watch that next Netflix series, but it's killing your energy for the next day. Get to bed before 10pm and realise sleep is the number one thing that will give you energy tomorrow.

  2. Replace Your Morning Coffee with water first thing You might have conditioned yourself to think you need that early morning coffee, but the truth is your adenosine system needs to be awake for you to feel the benefits of it. So, wait 90 minutes after waking for a coffee (or avoid it altogether!) and drink water instead, ideally with some salt.

  3. Focus on Protein In-take Getting 30g of protein early doors is crucial at helping you stay satiated and away from crappy foods later in the day. Focus on this has helped me eat more healthily throughout the day as well.

  4. Move Your Body Feel free to interpret this in any way you see fit. A 10 minute walk first thing, or some 'exercise snacking' throughout the day would massively help you to keep your energy high.

  5. Chase the Sunlight Set your circadian rhythm (the cycle that keeps you awake when you're meant to be awake, and asleep when you need to sleep) by getting 15-20 minutes of sunlight as early in the morning as you can.

  6. Create Boundaries and Stick To Them You need to be able to say no to people and things throughout the day that aim to distract you and take your energy. bloc out your calendar for some of the things above as they will help you get more stuff done.

  7. Review Each Day Do a 10 minute review of the day and plan in what's a priority for tomorrow.

So there, I told you it wasn't too complicated! Focus on this stuff and you should have more energy throughout the week to stay consistent!


Thought For the Weekend #TFTW

“It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”
― Hugh Laurie

Gill was speaking at the Scottish Property Podcast event though the week and we were reflecting on doing our first HMO some three years ago. Gill was saying she was scared doing it as she didn't feel ready to do a larger project.

However, in doing it, we started thinking about how we could increase our cashflow further in similar ways.

Three years on and she's bought and renovated a couple of other commercial buildings not to mention various flips and holiday lets.

The moral is, as Hugh says, just do it now because you'll never feel ready.

If you liked the thought this week share it on the socials with #TFTW and tag me (@darren_green_coaching) so we can reach more people like you with this message!

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