To be as consistently happy as you can be, every single day, you need to have enough energy to get through the day and to be able to maintain your state. And a part of state is being high energy, just think about your energy levels the last time you we’re in a blissful – guaranteed they’re off the chart.
Contrast that to a depressive state where its a certainty that your energy levels we’re in the gutter. In fact, it’s impossible to be high energy and depressed, high energy negativity is expressed as anger – which is at least preferable to depression.
Energy also becomes much more important as you get older. At 18, energy is an afterthought, at 34, energy is something you have to structure your life around. Eating garbage and getting drunk every night just doesn’t work anymore, at least not if you want to feel good.
The only time you should be feeling low energy is at night, after a hard day’s work. If you’re consistenly feeling low energy during the day, that means there is at least one, if not many recurring problems with the structure of your life.
To solve those problems and have consitent energy every day, you need to focus on 2 major areas:
Your daily routine
Your lifestyle choice
How To Have Consistent Energy
Your Daily Routine
I put together a sample routine for your reference. This is my basic daily routine assuming I don’t have anything else I have to do that day. With that said I don’t always have everything in the same order – ie. some days I’ll have the salad for lunch or the coocnut later. Or I’ll have lunch later then noon. I just want to give you a sample schedule to work with, feel free to modify the timing for what works for you.
Also, please don’t assume that I follow this every day, I’m about 80% consistent and have a few cheat meals a a week plus a few drinks on the weekend. Eating clean every day is something I find difficult because I’m a savage and I love food, but it’s a work in progress and one where I’ve been doing well and noticing massive positive changes.
6AM: Wake Up
Circadian rythym might sound like bullsh*t but it’s most definitely a real thing
The later you wake up the less energy you’ll have
6:10 AM: Caffeine in morning + greens powder + Water + State Pumping Music
This is the best way I’ve found to start your day
100 mg of caffeine in pill form for immediate energy, with water to get you hydrated and fight the diuretic effects of the caffeine
High quality greens powder to get an instant superfood hit (will take a few hours to notice a more subtle energy lift)
State pumping music blasting through your headphones to get you in an upbeat positive mood
I also take some of my daily supplements at this time – the ones meant to be taken on an empty stomach
6:30 AM – 8 AM – Excercise
Starting the day with exercise every day is an awesome way to get the blood flowing and get your energy up
It’s also important to start the day with a physical battle – very important for your mental toughness