Meditation can get dismissed as woo-woo nonsense, but our culture is slowly wising up to its extraordinary benefits. According to Healthline.com, meditation can help reduce stress and anxiety, promote emotional health and self-awareness, increase concentration, and improve memory, among other benefits. In fact, meditation has been endorsed by the likes of Oprah, Jerry Seinfeld, Madonna, and Paul McCartney.
There are hundreds of ways to meditate, but one of the easiest is to simply pay attention to your thoughts or to your breath. Just find a comfortable seated position, close your eyes, and put on some calming music. Hey, if it’s good enough for a Beatle, it’s good enough for you.
5. Rest Up
Lack of sleep is our Kryptonite: instantly sapping our strength and focus. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can cause you to react more emotionally to negative stimuli, contribute to brain fog and imbalanced hormones, and even promote repetitive negative thinking. So not super.
Despite all this, some of us just can’t seem to wind down with enough time to get the recommended 7-9 hours per night. Setting a bedtime and sticking to it is a great way to ensure you’re at least attempting to sleep at a reasonable hour, and meditation and exercise can also help. But the most powerful sleep aid we’ve come across is our brand-new product: Sleep, available online starting in February. Pour a stick into 16 ounces of water and let the melatonin, l-theanine and Valerian root do their thing.
The beginning of the year is the perfect time to start on your peak performance goals. Caring for yourself with these simple tips will maximize your body and mind so you can show up like a champ at work, at home, and at the gym. Enhancing performance takes consistent action, but we think you’ll thank us once the superpowers kick in.
Written by: Samantha Colicchio, Liquid I.V. Brand Storyteller