2, 4, 5, 6, 9!

No, these are not the words to the newest Dallas Cowboys cheerleading routine.  These numbers make up the ladder of vibrancy.  I have the privilege of working with personal coach Dr. Erin Oksol.  She’s walking my entire office through Brendon Burchard’s book, @BrendonBurchard, “High Performance Habits”.

This last month we were working through habit #2, Generate Energy. That’s when Dr. Erin shared with us the ladder of vibrancy, which I thought I’d touch on briefly.

The first number is 2, it represents 1-2 breaks every hour. The breaks only need to be 2-5 minutes, but it’s a chance to refresh.  Get up, walk around the office, stretch, maybe a breathing exercise.  Just DON’T play on your phone, not the purpose.

The next number is 4, which stands for 2-4 healthy meals a day. Ignore Taco Bell or Jack in the Box, whoever advertises the 5th meal, you don’t need it.

Next up is 5, which is 4-5 liters of water a day. This is a tough one, but, she shared with us the number one culprit of energy loss is actually dehydration.  There are all kinds of water bottles out there to encourage you and keep track.

Almost there, next up is 6, representing 5-6 meditations a week. They don’t have to be long, but it’s a time to reflect on goals, get centered.  It can be prayer, yoga, whatever your cup of tea is.

Last, and certainly not least, 9. This stands for 7-9 hours a sleep a night.  Again, this can be a challenge for some people getting by with 6 or less and thinking, “I don’t have time to sleep.”  Well, you need to make time.  This is all about getting your body to peak physical, emotional, and metal, energy levels.  When your energy is at it’s peak, you’ll be able to perform your best, regardless of the task.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The world belongs to the energetic.”

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