1 More All-Natural Energy Booster for Crazy Busy Coaches
I want to give you another idea this week for how to get and keep your energy up as a coach throughout the day so you can stay at your best for the people who need you.
The human body was not designed to hustle-and-grind for 12+ hours a day.
Your brain, like the other muscles in your body, becomes fatigued after prolonged periods of use. And because of the energy required to sustain long periods of intense focus (your brain consumes 20% of your body’s calories), long hours behind your desk can leave you mentally and physically exhausted.
The problem is that most coaches try to “power through” these natural energy slumps, believing that taking an hour-long lunch break or dipping away for a quick nap makes them “lazy” or “weak.”
It should come as no surprise that some of the world’s most successful companies, like Google and Nike, have “nap pods” in the office for employees to sleep on the job.
Research has found that a single 26-minute nap can improve mental performance.
That’s not an excuse for you to skip sleep at night and then nap at work because, when it comes to improving your energy levels and increasing productivity as a coach, nothing beats getting 7-9 hours of high-quality sleep every night.
But unfortunately getting a full 8 hours isn’t always practical if you are on the road recruiting a lot or traveling with your teams for games on the road.
On those days when you’re running on empty and struggling to make it through the day, a well-timed nap can help you quickly bounce back, boost your energy, and dominate the rest of your day.
However, there is another tool that you can use to get even more out of your rest and speed up your recovery.
It’s called brainwave entrainment and uses soundtracks known as “binaural beats” to force your brain into a certain wave state.
While I won’t dive deep into the science (you can check that out here if you’re interested), binaural beats have been well researched and proven to cause numerous cognitive benefits from:
- Decreased anxiety
- Improved focus and attention
- Improved memory
- Pain reduction
- Improved sleep quality
And a whole lot more.
By listening to a theta wave soundtrack (like this one) you can help your brain “tune in” to a more relaxing frequency, making your naps that much more restorative.
They’re free, easy to use, and work like a charm. Give them a try the next time you feel yourself nodding off and see what you think.
Bottom line coach, if you’re feeling tired and can’t focus on the work in front of you…don’t fight it. Step away, get some water, take a nap, walk outside, or grab another cup of coffee and come back to your work when you feel rested and ready to re-engage.
Again, I will be showing you more ways to do this throughout the month. If you want daily tips on how to improve your energy and performance as a coach, check me out on twitter,facebook, or instagram(i’m going to start showing up here more from now on)
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Have a great week.
Busy Coach President
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