Jason Owens, Founder of Renewable Confidence
Everyone wants to have a great day, right? You can get started on the right foot and have the rest of the day go your way.
Try these three simple steps that I have found to be helpful.
In short, it is all about giving our brains what we need at night and then keeping the demons at bay first thing in the morning.
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Hey everyone, this is Jason Owens. Welcome to The Renewable Confidence podcast, the show that helps you build confidence in yourself and in your business every day.
This episode is titled three things you can do to have the best day ever sit back. Relax. I’m really happy to have you here and we’re just going to jump right in.
All right, so I’m preaching to myself here just as much as I am making this episode. Uh, what I’ve realized here lately is that I have not been doing my best on something and that’s really critical, really critical to having a great day. The number one thing that I do to have a good day is I tackle it the night before, meaning I get to bed at a decent time and give myself a good amount of sleep. So what I’ve been doing lately is that far from that, which is making me realize, Hey, wow, there’s something I really need to record an episode on here because I need to start doing this myself.
So have you ever seen me hold me accountable? Ask me about it. Ask me how I’m doing with getting to bed at a decent time. So that is the number one thing of the three things you can do to have the best day ever. Now the second thing that I want to put into this list is get up, meaning get out of bed whenever the alarm goes off. Do not sit there and hit the snooze 18 times. Okay? Now there again, I have my days, uh, when I do that and usually what happens for me is that those aren’t good days because I then start mulling over, well I’ve got this thing coming up and Oh my gosh, I’ve got that thing. How do I deal with that? Okay. So my mind gets racing on things that really are going to end up being a little problematic. So for me, when I found is I gotta break that cycle and just get right out of bed as quickly as I can.
Maybe one snooze and then that’s it. Sometimes I do even wake up before my alarm goes off. So with that in mind, once you do that second item, just simply getting up, getting out of bed, not allowing those, those thoughts and emotions to take over. The last thing here, the third bullet point is start strong. Okay. So what do I mean by that? Well, for me that is getting up, getting out, doing some kind of exercise. Now I live up here in a mountain town, so we have a kind of a small summer season, but a, when the weather was nice, I would get up on occasion during the weekday I would get up and I wouldn’t go paddle boarding first thing in the morning as the light was just coming up over the Hills and it was absolutely breathtaking. Love doing it. Um, but really save that more for the weekends.
What I did most of the time in the summer I would get up and ended up taking a walk. So there’s a Lake just not too far from my house. And I ended up going out there and doing probably about a mile, maybe a mile and a half. Uh, it start out at one particular place and walk. So if you’re looking at a clock, I would start at about six o’clock and walk up to about three and then turn around and walk from three back down to six and then get in the car and come back. So that’s thing that is another thing that I love doing is getting up and going to the rec center. Okay. So for some of you that might be your local YMCA, it might be your local, gym that you go to. So for me it’s the rec center and I have a variety of things that I do there.
I can do anything from, uh, of course lifting weights to, they’ve got a walking track up top. So there are plenty of things that you can do there to just kind of get up and get the blood flowing. What I find is pretty true with what I’ve heard of most researchers say that somewhere around that 20 minutes of, of walking, so to speak, um, good physical exercise, the endorphins start to kick in. And for me when the endorphins kick in, my mindset is at a completely different place. So if I had a hard time last night, I didn’t get enough sleep. I sat there and hit the snooze button more times than I needed to and finally, finally got up and got out. Whenever the endorphins kick in, that changes the game for me and changes it completely. So I find that I’m just literally in a different frame of mind once, once those endorphins kick in.
So there’s a lot to be said here, guys within with neuro-transmitters and what they’re doing and just brain function, brain capacity. Uh, I really dive into that pretty heavily. Love it, love learning about it because I truly feel that this holds the key. That area holds the key for a lot of us, no matter what it is that we’re facing, whether it’s our minds that, that race too much and popcorn all over the place, like a BB in a box car or we get stuck on a negative thought and can’t let it go. I find that studying brain chemistry and um, just neurotransmitters in general. And sometimes it even goes down to what we eat. Um, that does play a role in neurotransmitters. So anyways, it’s just, it’s really fascinating and it’s a bit of a new field, so a still a lot of of research to be done there.
But I’ll tell you what, dig into that as deeply as you can and you’re going to find things like these three bullet points that I’m giving you. Simply going to bed at a decent time and giving yourself a good amount of sleep. Come to find out, uh, that’s more than just a feeling good in the morning. Our brains apparently need a certain amount of sleep and at night, uh, obviously they have the REM cycle and whatnot that they go through. But one thing that I’ve heard that brains do, and then at night when we’re sleeping as they kind of have their own detox or their own flush right, they kind of get rid of all the stuff that we, uh, have accumulated up there during the day. So it’s just, it’s really intriguing. Uh, I invite you to dive in and read a little bit more about that.
So, I mean longterm brain health really does center around ample sleep to give your brain just that ability to go ahead and clean itself out during the night. So anyways, tons of great stuff to share there. But I’m trying to boil all this down to three simple points and that is just get to bed at a decent time the night before. So give yourself a good amount of sleep when your alarm goes off, get up, don’t there, and mull around and, and wait for the day to fall in on you before you even get out of bed. And then start strong. Find some way to boost those neurotransmitters in your brain. Get out, do something physical, get into a positive state of mind. And I’ll tell you what, it’s it for me. I just, I love that feeling of being up. I feel like I’m, I’m, I’m ahead of the game.
I feel like I’m, I’m ahead of others. I am up and I’m at the gym when other people are still in bed, right? And I don’t know why, but there’s something about that that makes me feel like, okay, I’ve got to jump on the day and this is going to be a good one. So I’ll offer that to you. Hope this has been of service and great, Scott, I would love for you to jump over to this podcast over on iTunes. Give me a review, and if you want to go check out the show notes, this is episode 70 so dive over to renewable confidence.com and the title of this is three things you can do to have the best day ever. So look for that and just go look for the show notes. And with that, everyone hope you have a great day and hope you get to bed at a decent time tonight. Take care everyone. Bye. Bye.
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