It’s a BIG DAY. Are you ready? We all have those days that require us to be ON. Not just good, but great. We all need a SUCCESS ROUTINE to ensure we are ready. to. be. our. best. Keep calm…and read on…
Whether it’s an important presentation, TV show segment, big client pitch meeting, or opening day at Wrigley (which is TODAY!!), I have a routine to help my focus, memory & mood. Here’s a sneak peek:
Treat Yo’ self to Chocolate. According to THIS paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, countries with the highest chocolate consumption have more Nobel Prize winners. Woah. Other studies show that the flavonoid antioxidants found in dark chocolate improve performance on challenging brain teasers. One of my favorite chocolate treats: banana skinnies.
Turn Lights Out Early. Get 7-9 hours of sleep to retain your thoughts. Trouble sleeping? The good news is, there are foods you can add to your diet that actually promote restful sleep. Watch me talk about some sleep-friendly foods HERE!
Exercise. I always feel more confident & energized after a sweat session. Try one of these magical fitness hacks to get your blood pumping and super-charged for success.
Eat Produce for Positivity. ATTITUDE PREDICTS PERFORMANCE meaning how you think you’re gonna do impacts how you actually perform. Research suggests fruits & vegetables are a natural way to get your happy on. Toss massaged kale into eggs or make a bowl of carrot cake oatmeal to fuel your brain and body.
Skip Coffee, Sip Green Tea. Research suggests the L-theanine and caffeine in green tea are beneficial for improving performance on brain-challenging tasks. Extra Credit: Stir in cinnamon for concentration. Research shows that just smelling cinnamon gives your brain a boost, but eating it works even better.
10 MINUTES TIL:
Inhale/Exhale. Take a deep breathe for four counts and hold it for four, then slowly exhale for four and pause for a final four. Meditating for even just 16 seconds can change your brain in ways that make you happier, more present, and less frazzled.
And…don’t forget to give yourself a PEP TALK on repeat. I say stuff like:
You got this. Just go be yourself.
I’m not nervous, I’m just excited.
Switch your intention. Make it less about you, more about them.