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Focus on Energy to Make Your Dreams Happen

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed, growing up in American culture, it’s that we like to keep ourselves busy. One minute, we’re sipping coffee and the next, we’re busting our butts to get to work, neglecting all other things — our health, our family, how our partner is feeling — that don’t seem to help us get further.

“If you have time but no energy, time is useless. If you have money but no energy, the money is mostly useless unless you spend it to get your energy back.”
~Dave Asprey

You see, energy is fuel; if we don’t have it or we have low amounts of it, we can’t do much or last very long. This may seem common sense, but look around you — most people are chugging cup after cup of coffee or an energy drink, trying to make it throughout the day. We’re exhausted. Our minds are shot. How can we possibly, given our condition, focus on the dreams we wish to achieve?

  • Exercise — sounds counterintuitive, but it boosts endorphins, which increases oxygen in your blood, and reduces stress hormones (epinephrine and norepinephrine), making you feel more energized
  • Eat more fats and protein this is what your body craves most (not carbs!); you feel sharper and more energetic when your body uses ketones instead of glucose to burn calories.
  • Eat more veggies — it’s what your gut bacteria loves eating; if you treat them nicely with their favorite meal, they’ll repay you back by absorbing more nutrients from your food. More nutrients = more energy.
  • Go outside, get some fresh air — your body will produce dopamine and endorphins, both of which enhance your mood, bringing your energy level back
  • Do red light therapy for 20 minutes, 1–2x a day — it stimulates your mitochondria (the powerhouse of your cells) to create ATP, restoring your energy levels instantly. It may be a little expensive to pay, but the returns are HUGE especially if you plan on enhancing your optimal self everyday for the rest of your life.

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