Overcome Stress

Just as physically your body can only take so much stress, the mind has limits as well. 

  • Just like you plan out rest days to allow your body to recover you need to employ strategies to refresh your mind  

  • Some simple tips for staying emotionally fit include following your purpose, being grateful and staying active.

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Whistle while you work

Want to be happier, sleep better and reduce depression? Pop on your favorite tunes for about 15 minutes. When listening to music your brain releases dopamine, the happiness chemical. 30% of Americans suffer from insomnia. Studies have found that listening to relaxing music significantly improves sleep. In the same studies classical music was found to reduce the effects of depression.

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Grounding refers to direct skin contact with the earth. In years past mankind walked barefoot in constant contact with the earth. Nowadays, unless you’re at the beach, it’s unlikely that you ever walk around barefooted. This week we’ll look at the effects of grounding and put it to the test.

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How to start running

This is about setting an example, being confident, and approaching life with less stress. Pick the one or two of the items in this article that are important to you and write them down or share them in the comments.  We'd love to see what's driving you.  For me its setting a good example for my kids and stress reduction.

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You are what you eat

Today, I'd like to offer you a 7 day meal plan.  I want to get this into your hands today so that you can plan out next week's menu and head to the store to get your supplies.  Your challenge is to commit to following this meal plan-or one similar to it, all next week. I promise this won't be as bad as you think, from buying to cooking, I've kept it simple and tasty.

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Spring in

Fitness takes on a whole new meaning, when viewed in an authentic manner. Authentic fitness connects your mind to individual parts of your body through conscious movement patterns that energize you, repair and strengthen your body, and help you take control of your life. It recharges your ‘inner battery’ through conscious communication between your mind, body, and spirit, and promotes mastery of your inner self.

When you understand fitness in this context - total integration of mind, body, and spirit - it takes on a whole new meaning. Fitness becomes a way-of-life instead of something you have to do.

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Mind body and soul workout

You are the culmination of many parts. Body-Mind-Soul. This week we'll be hitting it all. Tuesday may seem like a joke but it will push your brain to form new neural pathways, (the last action will help build resiliency). Take a look, enjoy. If you like what you're seeing help spread the word

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The Mindful Moment

Are you stressed and overwhelmed? Does your mind race with a million things to do, but you can’t seem to focus? Do you feel like life is passing you by? Meditation can help. I’m sure you’ve heard people extol the virtues of meditation. You may be skeptical of the claims that it helps with all aspects of life. But, the truth is, it does. Sitting every day, for at least 15-30 minutes, makes a huge difference in how you approach life, how personally you take things and how you interact with others. It enhances compassion, allows you to see things more clearly (including yourself) and creates a sense of calm and centeredness that is indescribable. There really is no substitute.

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Mental Workout

I hope your ready for a killer week. The workouts I've designed for you this week will absolutely test you and push you beyond what you think you're capable of.

Working out is absolutely a mental activity. You need to tell your body what to do, not the other way around. You own it. You build it. You control it. Your body is yours. Command it and it will obey. There is no other option.

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How to Meditate

Along with exploring authenticity we here at the Humble Gents, try to offer ideas to inspire your best. If you like what you see why not subscribe or pass it on? I don't set resolutions, I set goals. And as such goals can be implemented, tracked and the success can be quantified. One of the first goals that I would highly recommend you implement in is to meditate daily.  Meditating is one of the most powerful things I’ve ever learned to do. Amazingly, it’s also simple, it can be done anywhere, anytime and you'll experience immediate results. How many things can you say that about?

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