3 Habits That Are 1000x More Powerful Than Any “Mindset” Advice You’ll Ever Receive 

 May 21, 2019

By  Stephen Hnilica

Your physical wellbeing acts as the foundation for everything you do. Procrastination, depression, anxiety, stress… They’re all cause by, or exacerbated by physical and biological disfunction.

There’s some good “mindset” advice, but you need to integrate that with “bodyset” (is that a thing? I think I just made that up).

The greatest advice generally doesn’t make you lose your mind. These 3 habits aren’t anything exciting.

#1 – You’re A Hunter-Gatherer, Not An Office Worker

Your brain evolved to be at its best when hunting, not sitting. Moving a decent amount every hour helps put your brain into “hunter” mode.

Boss won’t let you leave your desk? Pretend you picked up a smoking habit and go for a “smoke”. Stretch, run in place, do some pushups or jumping jacks.

Personally, I try to aim to get my heart rate above 100 or 120 once every hour.

#2 – Drink Of The Sea

Water and electrolytes are two of the most important types of nutrients that your body needs.

Don’t think water’s a vital nutrient? Try living without it.

Getting enough sodium (4-6 g) with complimentary amounts of potassium (4-8 g), calcium (1-3 g) and magnesium (500-1000 mg) every day will help your brain, muscles, and heart perform at their best.

Too little is worse for your health and brain than to much. Sodium is a great example of this. If you get 2000gm (the current RDA for sodium) you’re as likely to have a heart attack as someone consuming 8000mg. 1000mg? as likely as someone consuming 16,000mg.

Take your nutrition seriously.

#3 – Clean Your Brain

Your brain didn’t evolve for 8 hours a day of stress (and learning properly is stressful as fuck… biologically speaking).

Do coherent breathing (Think of it like meditation on steroids), for 5 minutes once an hour to reduce stress build up, clear out excess norepinephrine and cortisol, while boosting serotonin and dopamine production.

Those 3 things will take you 1000x farther than any mindset advice ever will.

Stephen Hnilica

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