Monday Motivation – January 22nd

Morning Guys and Guyettes (?!),

I often get asked about morning routines, diet, exercise, sleep, habits and recently “new” habits….  And now that most of us are back into the regular swing of things I thought it would be a good time to touch on a few (or 5 as it were), so here we go…

1. Morning Routine
a. Up at 5am
b. Toilet
c. Pint of water with a tablespoon of Apple Cider vinegar
d. Meditate (10 mins)
e. Stretch
f. 50 pushups (100 by 1st July)
g. Cold shower
h. Breakfast
– Green smoothie
– Toast (organic whole grain bread with Almond butter)
– Coffee
i. Listen to Monocle Midori House podcast from day before
j. Occasionally journal
k. Pack bag – out the door

2. Food “rules” – thank you Michael Pollan
a. Eat real food
b. Mainly plants
c. Not too much
d. Don’t over think diets… etc

3. Exercise
a. I do high intensity training (HIT) here at least 3 times a week and run at least once a week (30-45 mins)
b. I make sure to train each body region at least once/week.
c. I usually listen to Rich Roll’s weekly podcast while running.

4. Sleep – get more!
a. No screen time for at least an hour before bedtime
b. Foot massage (This is easily the best purchase I’ve made in the past 6 months)
c. I’m experimenting with eating less in the evenings (or at least lighter foods)

5. New habits for 2018
a. I want to read more books – so to this end I’ve made a new rule for myself:
– I only watch TV if I’ve finished a book that week.
– This means that TV only happens on weekends or at the end of the week.
– I’ll get to read at least 52 books this year!
b. I’m taking Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes.
c. I’m basically off social media.
d. I’ve noticed that I often speak over people (sorry Craig!), a trait that I don’t think serves me (& others very well) I’m working on this.

I certainly haven’t got all this dialled in as well as I’d like to but I am consciously working on improving and that’s good enough for me right now.

I’d love to know if you found this useful or interesting, I can be reached at: [email protected]

Big love  X