As an executive warrior, you've got tons of work to get through. People are waiting for your leadership and your inspiration, but, when you hit that 2 pm slump, you feel your energy slowly dissipate, like Superman in front of Kryptonite. You feel weak; your brain fogs up, you can't focus…
What do you do?
Well, if you are like the majority of the people, you hit the nearest coffee stand for your caffeine fix or if that isn’t enough a can of coke/Red Bull with that double helping of caffeine with sugar topping.
You feel a boost of energy, and now you are rearing to go. You rolled up your sleeve, tighten up that belt around your increasing bulging belly, and survived that afternoon. But, that isn’t the end…you are an entrepreneur, an executive, there is still a mountain of stuff to churn through that night.
According to Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in March 2016, entrepreneurs who work long hours increase heart disease risk by 16%.
So you know you are burning your candle at both ends, you know you are putting yourself at high risk of long-term health diseases, but you wonder if there is a better way?
How do you keep your energy flowing without sacrificing your health, without filling your body with caffeine and sugar?
How do you get your energy and focus without burning your candle at both ends?
Well, this question is best answered in something perhaps a little bit longer than a short blog, but I do have one scientific validated tip, AKA Executive Warrior Pep-bo that you can incorporate today.
In this blog, you will discover:
Are you ready?
So here we go!
Today’s Executive Warrior Pep-bo is a Short Warrior Body Meditation exercise and the way it works is by boosting you Heart Rate Variability (HRV).
Heart Rate Variability is the measurement of the time variation between the R-R peak timing of your heartbeats.
A high variability indicates the healthy balance of your autonomous nervous function; this means your nervous system is just right, and you are not too anxious/stressed and not too sleepy either.
When you have high HRV, you will be alert, but not highly strung. You have a wonderful ability to manage your energy level required and to calm that down. It also translates to faster body recovery and much better quality sleep.
High HRV means more energy for you to accomplish your goals and not get that 2 pm energy slump.
So how do you improve HRV?
One of the simplest methods is my Short Warrior Body Meditation exercise.
This exercise will take about 10min if you carry it out in full and this is designed to help improve your sleep quality by aiding your HRV.
I will now talk you through the steps over in this blog.
As you continue to do this exercise, you will start to notice improved sleep quality and energy level the next day.
However, if you don't get that benefit, there is probably something else at play that is continually sucking your energy dry. But don’t give up, even if this exercise alone won’t help directly, improved HRV paves a very solid health foundation for making future improvements to your energy level because it tunes your nervous system which manages your stress level and rest. So getting that tuned is a solid foundation for any improvements you want to add.
You may find it useful to measure HRV using gadgets to give you some quantifiable measure, and there are several devices on the market. I will blog about these shortly.
Get notified when I do, make sure you subscribe to my Executive Warrior Academy YouTube channel.
If you have any questions, do post them below and I will endeavour to answer them.
I look forward to serving you in the near future.
Until then, enjoy your journey towards accelerating your success, have fun, grow your mind, and go and make the world a better place.
Steven Kuo is a Speaker, Author, Executive Coach, and Executive Warrior Coach who help burned out entrepreneurs and executives get back their brain, energy, and focus to achieve their goals.
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