What if there was something that was simple and accessible that could make everything in your life a little better? Would you do it?
What if this something could lower stress, help you live longer, improve cognitive functioning, help manage your weight, enhance creativity, increase your immunity, improve your relationships, and stave off depression and anxiety. Would you try it?
What if this something were FREE and available at any time?
This is the part of the infomercial where you either grab your credit card (assuming nothing this powerful could really be free) or shut off the TV because this is a bunch of crap.
Well, good news! There is not one, but TWO things that exist that can generate the list of benefits above. And used in conjunction, the return on investment can be significant.
So have you guessed what they are?
If you look at the research, SLEEP and EXERCISE are still the gold standard when it comes to living a more satisfying life. Yet, millions of people spend billions of dollars annually to attain quicker, better, easier fixes, when these remedies have always been within our reach.
Why? I suppose if I knew the answer to that I would be getting 8 hours of sleep every night, too. But it is worth slowing down to think about. What is preventing us from taking advantage of these two practices that could make such a difference in our lives?
Most of us buy into the research, so it isn’t that we don’t believe it. While some have sleep problems and injuries, this is not the reason most are sidestepping these activities.
The truth is, I don’t know. One theory I have is that people are so USED to feeling cranky, tired, and overwhelmed, that it has simply become a habit to grab coffee in the morning and accept that this is just how life is.
However, I truly believe that if we actually FELT what it’s like to reap the benefits of sleep and exercise, there would be no going back. So, I am going to put out another 30-day challenge:
Step 1. Take stock of your sleep and exercise habits. What is working? Where can you improve?
Step 2. For the next 30 days, make it a MISSION to improve your sleep and exercise regimens. For example, get an extra hour of
sleep each night and add 30 minutes of physical exercise (walking, mowing the lawn, biking, taking the stairs, etc.) each day. The trick is being consistent, so create something that is a stretch, yet realistic.
Yes, that is a big commitment, but YOU are worth it! And, there is a 30-day fully refundable guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your results, return to your normal schedule, no questions asked.
As always, I love to hear your comments and ideas, so please leave me a message on the website.