Zenlife and #Peacemode
Every Wednesday, I have an executive meeting for Stodzy.
Yesterday on the call, Tricia made the comment that I (yes, me) have been the one out of the group who has been the most serene and has been dealing with stress the best.
Understand, this is a SHOCKING statement. Out of the group I have always been the most high strung, the least patient, the one who acts with the most urgency, and is always living with the underlying belief that something catastrophic is right around the corner.
So what’s been going on? How am I the one who is living in #peacemode?
A few things …
I have been doing Wim Hof breathing every day for almost 2 months now. I’ve gone on meditation bouts before, but I’ve never experienced anything quite like this. Flooding your brain with oxygen really turns you into a super human. I plan to keep this as a daily habit for the rest of my life. It’s amazing.
I am going for daily walks 20 to 30 minute walks. I’ve become very interested in magnetism and the concept of grounding. Modern society has created a world that is basically one giant manmade electromagnetic field. The earth’s core has a strong negative magnetic charge, and as we walk barefoot on the earth, we are creating antioxidants and bringing our bodies back to equilibrium of magnetic charge. I thought it was all bullshit too, but the science is pretty clear. In addition, I am walking no shirt to get some sun on my skin to increase vitamin D. I don’t stay out long enough to burn.
Daily cold showers. The cold is so good for you. Our world of comfort is killing us. The cold has immense health benefits.
It increases levels of brown fat
It floods your organs with red blood cells (basically your body thinks it’s freezing to death and pumps your organs with oxygen as a last ditch effort to keep you alive)
It’s a huge dopamine rush
Obvious anti inflammatory effects
Daily task management. I have made a commitment to start each day with task assignment. I have a huge team working with me, and I have often made the mistake of trying to do everything myself. Why?
For the last 2 months, I’ve committed to starting my day by assigning people the tasks that must be completed for work. It’s an instant weight off my mind and has really helped with my focus and clarity of thought.
I feel great. My anxiety levels are way down. I am in the moment. Most of all, I’m not living in the constant cycle of fear where I am sacrificing the present by planning for some kind of terrible outcome that will probably never happen.
Life is good.