It’s time to bring back that motivation. To spark some life back into your day. Get some wins under your belt and have success in your mental and physical training.
I help people like you get in better mental and physical shape, FAST!
During this lockdown phase all daily routine gradually went out the window. Getting up late, if at all, skipping meals, eating junk to fill the boredom gaps. Drinking more. Exercising less. The list goes on.
Well let’s fix that!
Our brain needs it’s daily fix of dopamine, an important chemical messenger in the brain that is involved in motivation, reward, memory attention and more.
Daily task success stimulates a positive and powerful response from your brain.
Plan your day for the win!
Top ways for improving mood through hormonal release and stimulation.
Routine is key to mental success. Set a small task. Complete it. Dopamine is release. Mood is boosted. The brain craves more and you are motivated to do it again.
We all know the healthy benefits of exercise but it’s vital to our motivation too. Ever hear the phase “energy creates energy” well it’s from the endorphin release after exercise that you have a mood boost and are motivated to do more. Exercise is recommended for boosting endorphin levels and improving mood.Improvements in mood can be seen after as little as 10 minutes of aerobic activity but tend to be highest after at least 20 minutes
Listening to music has shown signs of dopamine release in the brain.
Sunlight can boost dopamine levels. A lack of exposure during winter times can cause a condition know as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) cause you to feel sad or depressed. However avoid prolonged unprotected exposure to harmful UV rays
Combine all 3-
Take a 20-30 minute walk or jog in the sunlight while listening to music
Other ways to boost dopamine levels:
Nutrition a balanced diet with good quality protein. One amino acid, the building blocks of protein, called tyrosine plays a critical role in the production of dopamine.
Taking probiotics and while more research is needed some studies have shown negative dopamine production in high in saturated fat diets. Meditation has also shown signs of positive dopamine release.
So here’s the challenge.
Write out a plan for tomorrow.
* Wake up before 9am
(Make bed,shower get dressed)
* Have a good breakfast
(Eggs, bacon, porridge or fruit smoothie)
(20 minutes of your choice)
* try meditation or mindfulness
(Plenty of podcasts and online classes available)
(At least 1 chapter of a book)
(Protein source, carbohydrate, veg or fruit)
* 30 mins sunlight
(Take a walk or do some gardening)
* listen to some music
(Music without lyrics has shown better results)
(Source of protein, carbohydrate, veg)
(Read a second chapter)
(No screen time, get a good sleep)
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