Today I want to introduce you to my all time favorite fat-burning exercise. And I guarantee it’s NOT what you think.
In fact, this particular exercise can affect EVERY area of your life in a very positive way if you take it to heart and try to use it at least five days a week.
And I happen to know for a fact this can be the “tipping point” for you get and STAY lean, healthy, and happy for life.
Some of the leanest, most successful people on Earth — and even many of the greatest minds in history use this type of exercise…
It truly can be a game-changer.
I call it:
The Daily Ritual (or The Hour of Power)
Here’s how it works.
Block off 30 to 60 minutes at least 5 days a week to escape ALL technology and interruptions of any kind. I like using the dry sauna after my workouts, but you could use a park outside a quiet room in your home, whatever works.
A couple very important things to remember in order for this exercise to work properly:
- You must be alone and avoid ALL interruptions.
- Make sure to leave your smart phone on silent and out of the room. Try to avoid having technology of ANY kind with you (unless you’re using meditation audios or something else that “cultivates” your mind).
- Avoid all computers, television, media and news outlets. Kind of obvious, but I’ve seen people do some really strange things.
- Lastly, you must have an agenda and plan on what you’re going to do during this cultivation time – even if you’re just going to relax and get some peace and quiet.
The Exercise and Goal: Feed Your Mind
Use this time to be all by yourself and feed your mind.
There are many strategies you can use during this time, but make sure to pick a method that personally matches your personality.
Lots of options here:
You can read a book, listen to an inspiring audio (again – the one exception to the technology rule), meditate, pray, breath, or just simply relax.
Whatever floats your boat.
I personally read my goal cards, pray about what I’m grateful for and do some reading. Sometimes I also listen to meditation audios when other people are around so I don’t get interrupted.
Now I know what you might be thinking:
“I can’t afford to make time for this.”
My personal opinion is you can’t afford NOT to make time for the hour of power.
Our world is loaded with interruptions, fast moving information, and too much technology.
ALL of this will make you go insane if you don’t get some “alone” time and feed your mind with positive energy and thoughts.
Think of your mind like a garden.
If all you do is plant seeds of interruptions, negative news, and media overload on a daily basis your garden (mind) will grow a bunch of poison.
This ends up carrying over into other areas of your life in a negative way so you (and your loved ones) end up suffering.
But if you plant seeds of positive thoughts, look over your goals, read an inspiring book, or just thank the Big Man above for what He’s given you…
Your garden will grow a bunch of healthy fruit in every area of your life.
Now I’ll be the first one to admit I slack on this frequently, but I still force myself to do it at least 4 or 5 days of the week.
Why is all of this so important anyway?
It rejuvenates, recharges, and recreates our brain to be more focused and stress free the other 23 hours of the day.
In fact, there is a direct correlation between my productivity on days I do this vs. days I don’t. EVERY time (without exception) I get more done and feel more fulfilled throughout my everyday activities when I do this.
Plus, I treat the people around me so much better.
The stress just kinda ‘rolls’ off my back and all the little petty stuff doesn’t get to me.
Now I don’t wanna get all spiritual on you, but the bible talks about this type of stuff frequently. And after all, in my opinion, it’s life’s greatest instruction manual.
That’s why Jesus went off into the woods for 40 days and 40 nights to fast and pray.
And guess what? He didn’t have an iphone with him!
A special thanks to Tony Robbins (who I respect very much) who coined this exercise, “The Hour of Power”. Great name for it.
Remember, success leaves clues and there are two ways to learn: Mistakes…or Mentors
Following a mentor is much less painful than making a bunch of stupid mistakes. Trust me, I know from experience. 🙂
One last point – especially for the ladies out there…
Using a technique like this and taking time for yourself is NOT selfish IF you structure it properly.
Just like exercise — if you block off time alone without any technology or distractions and read a good book, or listen to meditation music, or pray, or just relax and breath…than you’ll be able to give everybody else your best.
In fact, by taking just 30 minutes to an hour 5 or 6 days a week to do this you’ll get more done in 4 hours than you normally would in 8 hours because you’ll be more focused and centered.
You can do this anytime of the day, but just like exercising, I recommend the morning before the day gets crazy on you.
Remember, it’s not a “maybe” option. It’s an absolute guarantee that if you apply this technique – EVERY other area of your life will get better.
You’ll be more energetic, more focused, and you’ll get a helleva lot more accomplished on a day to day basis.
“You’re either regressing or growing – NOTHING in life stands still.“
So get busy living or get busy dying.
By applying this exercise ritual you’ll eliminate all the unimportant stuff in your life that’s vying for your attention and focus your energy into things that really matter.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!