Four-minute CT-Sessions: Instantly own your life

“My life is so hectic right now … I don’t have time to do what I want … I am constantly drained”. We all experience this once in a while and need to get ourselves “back on track” – read the below and in about 4 minutes you’ll have the essentials to lead that balanced and healthy lifestyle you may have been missing.

Looks familiar? Source: divany.hu

Seven a night, at least

First and foremost, seven hours of sleep a night is essential! Set yourself a timer on your phone, cut out the late-night Netflix and get in bed with time to reach that magical 7-hour threshold. Whatever you have to do or undo, plan your evenings and mornings so that you’re waking up with the right amount of sleep and your body will thank-you later.

This little guy is doing it right! Source healthylnb.com

Drink, then drink again

It’s known that two litres of water a day is necessary. You’re not drinking enough if your urine is anything but a transparent colour. I find that finishing a fresh 1.5 litre bottle of water before, during and after sleep puts me in a better state to survive the rest of the day. And don’t stop there, fill it up again when you start to feel thirsty and make sure you get it down, you’re a warrior and you need to be alert to whatever may come your way. Whether it’s an angry manager, your girlfriend insisting on trying some of your Godly “too-good-to-be-shared” food, or the firing of 9am, algorithm-like questions headed straight your way that you realllllllly don’t want to answer – you’ll be ready for anything! As famously said by Bruce Lee, “be water, my friend”.

Drink, drink and drink more water. Source: tiresandparts.net

Eat the good stuff

Diet is sooo important. Stick to the boring food groups and get the right amount of protein, carbs, healthy fats, fruit, veg, vitamins, minerals, bla bla bla – just eat it and you’ll soon look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, before he hit the old-man status. It’s up to you to make the boring exciting by adding in some spice. We’ve recommended some great food blogs below that’ll ensure your body is consuming only the healthiest and tastiest foods. Don’t forget to plan to eat smaller portions more frequently and thank me later. Food is life.

Arnold knew about the right food groups. Be like Arnold. Source: flexmagazine.com

Be pro-active

As you may have noticed, everything comes down to that word we like to use, PLAN.

Scheduling your day in periods/ sessions/ sets (call it whatever you want, I’m easy) is the best way to lead that all-amazing balanced and healthy lifestyle that will have others gaping at your time-management and all-rounder status.

Physically writing things down on your phone and setting reminders will keep you aware of what and when you’re doing something while encouraging you to actually do it. Not bad huh? Need some gym time? Plan an hour after work – write it down and stick to it. Meeting friends? Plan a time where you can cram in that much-needed catch-up and socialising without compromising on other aspects of your new, let’s be honest, inspiring lifestyle.

Just plan. Source: bplans.com

Break the rules, a little

Things will come up you can’t plan for. Make time for these – if you have to swap time for friends with periods you had saved for exercise or reading (knowledge is power!) then swap them. But think of quick alternatives that ensure you maximise your ability to combine things at once.

Don’t be scared of multi-tasking in the right way. Source: theemotionmachine.com

If you’ve not listened to anything I just said, at least take this away. “Own” your life to the point that if someone asks you what you’re doing at 8pm, you’ll be able reply that you’re either cooking dinner, catching up on the news, having “chill time” or … you’ve just scheduled in a slot to go for that drink (inevitably you’re about to be asked as people want to ask you about your new amazing life) at 8pm with said person. It’s a win-win.

And who doesn’t like sleeping, drinking, eating good food and chilling with friends? Welcome to your new superman/woman lifestyle.


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Great food blogs:

acouplecooks

sproutedkitchen

greenkitchenstories

See you next time, newly improved human!

8 thoughts on “Four-minute CT-Sessions: Instantly own your life

  1. Boring isn’t so boring when it creates a lifestyle without limitations. Boring is growing old after working hard for many years without the ability to live a chosen life!

    1. I agree! That’s why you have to maximise your chances of living life while your young … before it’s too late.

      Or simply follow my advice … be proactive, earn millions, retire at 45 and jobs done! Ha

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