Ensure You’re Consistently Operating at Peak Performance
Nobody likes showing up for game day when they are sleep deprived, sick, anxious, or depressed.
When it comes to success, you are your most important asset. A healthy body gives you the energy you need to accomplish everything you set out to do. A strong mind gives you the perseverance you need to keep going when it gets tough. And a happy soul ensures that you will feel great along the way.
Here are a few strategies to ensure peak performance at all times:
If you have a lack of energy, start by getting your sleep schedule dialed in before you do anything else. You can’t hack yourself to feeling great without sleeping well. Most people thrive on 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night and a regular sleep schedule. Figure out what your sleep schedule needs to be and start doing it. It’s not complicated.
Experiment and find out which type of foods and eating schedule make you feel the best on a daily basis. There is no one diet to optimize your performance, you need to find what works for you! If you have no idea, start with having 3 to 4 small balanced meals a day consisting of fresh, real foods. You may want to also look into 1 or 2 healthy supplements to give you an edge once your diet is figured out.
Moving your body, especially when you are sweating, lifts your mood and increases your energy. Thus, daily exercise makes a perfect habit for a high-performance lifestyle. Even if it’s only 10 or 15 minutes, you’ll notice a significant improvement in your mood, focus, and motivation. This is something that I do multiple times a day to keep me going.
To have peace of mind on a daily basis you need to review your goals each morning, or the night before (even better!). Keeping your goals fresh in your mind will help you prioritize what’s important and what order to do those tasks in.
Continue to feed your mind with positive thoughts and information. If the thought or information impacts you negatively in any way, get rid of it. Curate all information as it comes through your eyes and ears and into your brain.
Track your progress throughout the week. This gives you a regular check-in to keep you focused on your goals. In my article on productivity apps, I talk about my to-do list and how it helps keep me on track each day of the week.
Take the time to do the things you’re passionate about regularly. Allow yourself 1 hour of guilt-free relaxation time to do whatever you want each day.
Also, find ways to reward and treat yourself in a way that doesn’t derail your goals. For example, if you achieved your weight loss goal, buy some well-deserved new clothes instead of having celebration ice cream or cake.
The happier you are, the more productive and motivated you’ll be.