Want to Join a New 30-day Energy Challenge?
I wrote my Master’s thesis on the topic of subjective vitality (psychology-speak for energy) after reading The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with the topic.
I’ve found when I’m in a state of peak energy, I’m at my best. I’m more productive without trying. I’m sharper.
As he says in the book, “managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance.”
Through a series of conversations over the past few months, I’ve realized how many people (myself included) benefit from accountability. I’ve also realized how many people see exercise as physically draining when in reality it’s energy boosting if done right.
My friend Nolan and I just set up this Facebook group around the topic of energy, where we’re building a group of like-minded people.
And we’re proposing a new 30-Day Challenge all about health habits — the little things you do during the day to give you that extra spark.
The goal is to get a group of us started on a new health habit that we can carry into the new year.
The ideal habit to choose for this challenge is something easy to commit to but one that pushes you slightly. It’s not 0 to 100, it’s something realistic. 0 to 5. 50 to 60. 80 to 85.
What Are You Committing To?
The commit is simple:
Implement a new habit 3 days a week for the next 4 weeks. Don’t break the chain by missing more than two days in a row.
Some examples of things you might commit to:
- X number of pushups, situps, jumping jacks, etc
- Drinking a healthy green juice or smoothie
- Taking cold showers
- Eating more healthy protein
- Going to the gym for 45 minutes
- 15 minute walk
- Deep breathing
- And so on…
How Does This Work?
We’re keeping this really simple. You let me know you want in (just DM me on Instagram or comment on this Instagram post and tell me you want in) and I’ll add you to a Google spreadsheet that the group will use to track our progress for the month and keep each other accountable.
Oh, and my commit is this: I’m going to implement a new running habit.
The high of an intense, endorphin-rich run has always been one of my favorite energy boosters. But since I ruptured my ACL back in 2016, it’s been hard to run without pain. After giving them a long break from running, my knees finally feel back to normal. Plus I’m in the perfect city to do it in (Medellin, Colombia).
We’re going to kick things off tomorrow so if this seems like the right timing for you to commit to a new energy boosting habit, just hit me up!
All the best,