Hope everybody is out there kicking ass and taking names.
Are you working towards improving 1% daily?
It is hard to do every day but there are some days that you really crush it.
For today…. make sure you do this.
TIP #1: Remind yourself in the morning how grateful you are for at least one thing
Start with your health—even if it’s not as good as you want it right now. Keep in mind your health starts with your thoughts. Negative thoughts create stress, stress tears down your energy and low energy destroys your immune system.
State three things you’re grateful for every morning, even if it’s small. Then do it again at night before you go to sleep.
Starting the day with a positive thought can make a big difference. The mindset you have first thing in the morning is what will stay with you for the rest of the day. If you start with negative thoughts you’ll end the day with negative thoughts. This sets the tone for how you’ll wake up in the morning.
Break the cycle.
TIP #2: Eat a well-balanced meal with lots of fresh greens
If you get good nutrition in you, then you’ll have the energy to create the kind of day you want. If you’re eating junk or too little this affects your mental outlook on things because you’re tired. It’s easier to be negative when you’re low on energy.
On days I am not able to eat extra greens I take Athletic Greens supplement to help me.
Food is as important as being positive about your day and yourself. Junk food = junk thoughts. Good/nutritious food = good/nutritious thoughts.
There’s a reason we have the phrase “food for thought”. It doesn’t just mean to think about something and get some kind of understanding. It can also mean what you put into your body is what fuels your thoughts.
You wouldn’t put used or cheap oil or gas into your car, so why would you put crappy fuel into your body? Your brain is your engine. Don’t clog it up with junk food and junk thoughts.
TIP #3: Grab a quick workout to energize your body
Today I am doing a simple workout of 50 pull ups for time. If you can’t do pull ups then do 100 sit-ups or pushups or air squats.Very easy and gets the blood flowing and energizes your mind.
Try that workout and let me know / email me your results.
QUESTION FROM A READER
How many miles do I need to be rucking to get ready for Ranger school?
This same question can help you if you are training for GORUCK, SEALFIT 20X, Kokoro or any Special Forces school.
Check out this interview by an Army Ranger combat veteran as he answers that question.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brad McLeod knows first hand about mental toughness. After passing Hell Week and Dive Pool Comp at BUD/S, he failed a math test and was kicked out of training. A year later, he returned, graduated, and served as an operator on the Navy SEAL Teams.
Today, he is one of the most sought after mental conditioning coaches in the world. SEALgrinderPT audios and ebooks have been downloaded in 20 different countries around the globe. Check out SEALgrinderPT Coaching to help you step up and take hold of your dreams and realize your goals.
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