Sooooooo yeah, I am still waking up early..... got 30 extra minutes though yesterday and slept in till 3:30ish. Yes, you could say I'm killin it at life 😂
But like I said before, #makingamericafitagain isn't always about sleeping in or trolling social media, it's about getting up and out and experiencing life. Or training people at 4:30am, you know, all kind of the same. Anyhow, here are my last few tips to surviving, and thriving, despite brutally early wake up times 👏🏼!!! #5. High Energy Music - driving to LA last weekend I was about to fall asleep while listening to an audiobook and instead of tapping out and handing the keys over to Misty to take over driving duties, I decided to give driving one last shot and put my heavy metal on instead of the audiobook. Even though I've listened to this music for most of my life and thought my brain is rather immune to its stimulating affects I was reminded just how energizing music can be. But it doesn't have to be heavy metal by any means, it's whatever genre you enjoy or are feeling at that point of your mood/life that will do the trick.
#6. Peppermint Oil - According to recent research from Wheeling Jesuit University, the smell or flavor of peppermint can have profound effects on cognitive functions. These include reasoning, problem solving, concept formation, judgment, attention span, and even memory. I've used this as a brain booster for many activities requiring higher levels of mental functioning from studying, training clients, lifting weights, snowboarding, and skateboarding, for many years now and find a small dab under each nostril to be quite helpful. Be careful not to use too much though, then it'll burn, which is uncomfortable, but then again REALLY wakes you up hahaha!
So there are my tips for waking yourself up as much as possible even when you feel like death walking. But my number ONE MOST IMPORTANT RULE!!!! MAKE TIME TO NAP LATER IN THE DAY!!!! Very important so as to stave off the long term health ramifications of sleep deprivation. And to also give your brain a real chance to recover instead of relying on all of the temporary hacks listed above.