30-Day Challenge To Optimize Your Mind, Body and Soul

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Webster’s defines optimization as making the best or most effective use of (a situation, opportunity, or resource). In this situation, you are the resource that will be made better all around.

In just 30 days, you can train your mind, build your body, and connect your soul. This will allow you to access your most optimized self as a person and a leader. When you do this, everyone around you will be forced to get better too. Here’s how to optimize your mind, body and soul in 30 days:

Sleep for seven+ hours everyday

We live in a mass hustle culture. Everyone praises those who work hard but demonizes those who sleep. As a leader, you have to lead the conversation with your actions. So, for the next 30 days, make sleeping seven hours or more a priority. Jeff Bezos makes sure he sleeps eight hours every night and preaches it to his leadership and the world at large.

As a leader, your influence helps others see the importance of a good night’s rest. They will also see that making sure their bodies get enough rest is just as important as making sure they do their job when awake. Without proper sleep, you can’t optimize, because sleep is the starting point.

Optimized leaders get seven hours of sleep every night. So, for the next 30 days, track your sleep and take a note of how you feel. I guarantee you will have a heightened sense of wellness, tremendous energy and massive clarity like never before.

Related: Here’s One Way to Relax and Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Work out 15 minutes everyday

The body is meant to be moved each day. We are not designed or created to just sit at the desk all day, come home and binge watch TV mindlessly and do it all over again. Working out makes the body fit for the long haul and the daily battles of leadership.

Time and time again, I always hear from clients how going to the gym every day has a positive impact on their work performance. Regardless of how you may be feeling emotionally, the discipline to go each day will translate into your work performance and how you show up as a leader.

Drink a gallon of water every day

Our bodies are made up of 80% water. And just a slight dip in water levels can lead to less-than-optimal output from your body. As a leader, you always want to be in the best possible position to make the best choices for your team. So, making sure you are drinking one gallon of water daily will heighten your sense of well-being, bring clarity to your thoughts and sharpen your focus.

Order a gallon jug from Amazon, and fill it up with water to make it easy on yourself. Then, before you go to bed, make sure you have finished that water. Another way to ensure you get all that water completed is to focus on drinking water whenever you are hungry, because the body’s signals for hunger and thirst are the same. When you feel like you want to reach for a snack, go for some water, you will be surprised by how you feel from doing that.

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