Use This Navy SEAL’s Life Hack for Every Setback

Source: Use This Navy SEAL’s Life Hack for Every Setback – The Muse

10 ROUTINES that will help you become successful


I fought against cultivating good habits and routines because I didn’t want to feel like I had to live my life by other people’s rules. I wanted to be my own person and do my own thing. Besides, keeping a routine was hard work.

Know what I discovered? …

Source: Daily tasks that will help you become successful over time – Business Insider

What Is Power Nap And How To Do It For The Biggest Brain Benefits


The secret to success is often taking power naps. Power naps have many benefits that will boost your performance.

Source: What Is Power Nap And How To Do It For The Biggest Brain Benefits

Bedtime Honey Improves Sleep “1000% Crazy Good Tip”

SLEEP ELIXIR RECIPE :

1 cup of hot water
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 
1 tablespoon of honey

“It’s tasty, it’s really tasty, you wouldn’t think vinegar and honey would be great but it almost tastes like an apple cider.”

“I found it delicious. And, plus, the hot liquid just before I went to bed, just knocked me out. I fell asleep immediately.”

“I’ve always had problems waking up five or six times in the middle of the night. I have slept through the night ever since I started this. I wake up in the morning ready to go.” …

Source: Seth’s Blog » Blog Archive » Bedtime Honey Improves Sleep “1000%. Crazy Good Tip”

The Magic Powers of YIN-YANG Water

YIN-YANG WATER

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describe how opposite forces may actually be complementary and how they may give rise to each other. According to Chinese Medicine, it’s healthy to maintain balance between Yang and Yin. This can be achieved by balanced lifestyle, proper nutrition, exercise and meditation. [1]

YIN
Feminine, Moon energy, passivity, coolness, darkness, mystery

YANG
Masculine, Sun and stars energy, activity, heat, brightness, openness

How to make Yin-Yang water

  • Take half a glass of boiled water
  • Mix it with cold spring water (tap water is OK)
  • Drink the mixture all over while is still warm

Benefits of Yin-Yang water

– balances your circulatory and digestive systems
– promotes weight-loss by boosting your metabolism
– increases energy and relieves fatigue
– flushes out toxins
– improves skin complexion
– maintains regularity
– boosts immune system
– natural headache remedy
– is simple to make, contains only one ingredient – water

Qigong masters – experts at balancing and cultivating life energy (chi / qi), are known to drink Yin Yang water in the morning to start their day. Qigong has its roots in ancient Chinese culture dating back more than 4,000 years. [2]

Cheers! ☯

RESOURCES:

[1] Yin and yang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang
[2] Qigong
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong
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BEST actionable advice for self-improvement

1) Build confidence in yourself. Action reduces fear, so act.
Take small steps at first: Sit in the front everywhere you go, practice eye contact, walk 25% faster, practice speaking up, smile big, use positive words.

2) Think and dream creatively.
Believe that it can be done and then the mind finds a way to get it done. Be open to new ideas and be progressive. Stimulate yourself with diverse ideas from diverse people. Capacity is a state of mind.

3) You are what you think.
“The price tag you put on yourself, is probably the same price tag that the world will put on you.” Dress up. Think your work is important. Think enthusiastically. Ask yourself if you are the type of manager that a subordinate would respect and follow?

4) Manage your environment because it is food for your mind.
People who tell you that it cannot be done are usually unsuccessful people.

5) Make your attitudes your allies.
Live it up. Broadcast good news. Do better work that others expect. Remember people’s names. Take initiative to build friendships. Talk less. Listen.

6) Get the action habit.
Nothing happens just by thinking. Do not worry about problems. You can handle them as they come. Successful people handle problems as they arise. You cannot buy insurance on all problems. Start now.

7) Turn defeat into victory.
Defeat is a state of mind. Be constructively self-critical; do not just look for another reason that you are a loser. Think that there IS A WAY. If it does not work, then back off and start afresh. Get mentally refreshed.

8) Use goals to help you grow.
Goal is a dream acted upon. “The important thing is not where you were or where you are but where you want to get.” (pg 195) Know where you want to go. Visualize your future.

9) Think like a leader:
Achieving success requires the help of others. Trade minds with the people you want to influence. “What would I think if I were that person?” Be human, and put people first.

“A wise man will be master of His Mind. A Fool will be Its Slave.” [1]

 

RESOURCES:
[1] The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz
http://amzn.to/2lAoUoy

 

Cold shower – best creativity and energy booster ever!

Cold shower is the fastest energy booster you can get in the morning.

PROS:
– radically improves physical and mental wellness [1]
– practiced daily boosts your immune, lymphatic, circulatory and digestive systems
– burns fat / increase weight-loss by boosting your metabolism
– immediately makes you feel happy and proud of yourself
– boosts your creativity, willpower and productivity
– even one minute / day can make the difference!

CONS:
– there is only ONE – the initial fear of stepping into a cold shower
But no worries! Just jump in and breath slowly. After 10-20 seconds, you’re fine.

“If you can’t do something uncomfortable and difficult in the shower, how the hell are you going to do something uncomfortable or difficult in real life?

People can survive hypothermia [3] for thirty to sixty minutes. Your shower is not as cold as a frozen lake and you won’t even get close to hypothermia. If you must, have a space heater waiting for you when you get out.

I’ve never met anyone who’s tried it and regretted doing it. Literally no one.” [2]

So who’s in with me, guys? 🙂

RESOURCES
[1] Adapted cold shower as a potential treatment for depression.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17993252
[2] Cold Shower Therapy™ Guide
https://impossiblehq.com/cold-shower-therapy-guide/
[3] Hypothermia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothermia

A Mindful Guide to Email in 20 Minutes a Day

Source: A Mindful Guide to Email in 20 Minutes a Day : zen habits

10 Things & Learned from “The Tools of Titans”

Over the past two weeks I started and finished reading Tim Ferris’ new book

Source: 10 Things & Learned from “The Tools of Titans” – DESK of Tobias van Schneider

Letting Go of Distractions

How to stop procrastinating.

Source: Letting Go of Distractions : zen habits