In Silicon Valley, everything is hardware, software, or both.
Your body is no different.
Your body is your hardware and your mind is your software.
Most people treat their body the equivalent of dropping their laptops from the top of their office buildings or accidentally dropping their smartphones in the toilets. Unfortunately, it’s more difficult to replace your body than it is a device, so here are some simple maintenance techniques.
Maintaining your hardware (Body):
Have good posture:
Eating well is hard for a lot of people because they wait until the moment comes to decide what to eat. Chances are, that decision comes after some stress from work, the annoyances of traffic, and hard conversations at work. When you finally get to that moment of decision, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Instead, pack a healthy lunch ahead of time, or better yet, meal prep the entire week’s meals on Sunday night and save time and money while improving your health and optimizing your productivity all simultaneously.
After any regular use of your computer or phone, you end up with all sorts of tabs and windows open, diminished battery life, downloaded files, and an onslaught of new emails and notifications.
If you continue to operate your device like this, at best you’ll have a slowed system, and a worst it may all crash. Don’t let yourself crash.
Here are some simple ways to maintain your software (Mind):
Have a Brain Dump:
It seems that the greatest of ideas spontaneously arise in our minds all the time, and usually while something else important is happening. Instead of bifurcating your attention and trying to save mental space for both, simply jot the ephiphany down in a dedicated Brain Dump space where you can return to it later. This will help you deal with that interesting thought while allowing you to save the space in your mind for the task at hand.
For help integrating these relatively small, yet immensely important items into your routine, please download the FREE Habit Builder, available for download in the pop-up box. If you’ve accidentally closed it on impulse, please reach out at the email below and I’ll send you a new one.
STRIVENT - Founder, Performance Coach