Author Avocado Ninja / Category Habits / Published: 18th May 2019
The Power of Small Changes...
There is an ancient Greek parable called the Sorites Paradox.
The Paradox explains the effect one small action can have when repeated enough times. It states that although one coin does not make a person rich, but when we add another, and another, eventually, you have to admit that someone cannot be rich unless one coin makes them so.
In the same way, can one small change transform your life? You would not say so in the moment, but what if you make another, and another? Eventually you would have to say that your life was transformed by one small change.
After years of struggling, I found that focusing on doing a few simple things each day was what transformed my life.
By making changes simple, we can focus on doing them every day and it is this consistency that produces huge changes.
So, the way we make a change in our life is not just a single 1% improvement, but lots of them, stacked together.
Gradually though, as you progress – layering one small action on top of another - things will start to shift in your life.
Until you hit a tipping point.
Suddenly, it feels easier to stick with what you are doing, especially since you’re getting the results you want.
Every top performer I’ve ever studied has used small habits to master their area.
They have all improved and progressed in the same way – through committing to tiny, sustainable, consistent improvements.
For you, this may be to drink more water during the day, or get more nutrition in your diet, or do some exercise. Or to eat a salad with each meal, or make a healthy smoothie each day.
Whatever it is, just concentrate on something small and achievable that you can do each day.
You can read about the first 5 habits I incorporated into my morning routine that transformed my life below.
What Are The Steps?
I will be honest - the steps require some effort. You don’t get that level of change from magic pills and quick fixes. But the reward you get is enormous compared to the small amount of effort required. So here we go…
STEP 1 (G) – GET UP EARLIER
Set an alarm for at least an hour before you usually get up. If you have to go to bed earlier, then do it. There is a psychological edge you get from waking up earlier. You have the time to set up your body and mind for the day. This breaks all of the usual patterns that have been holding you back. After you have finished the steps, you will feel like a different person. This will create a totally different day and the results of these days will stack up.
STEP 2 (R) – REHYDRATE and REMINERALISE
Drink at least 1 pint (500ml) of pure alkaline water mixed with alkaline salts. WE NEED TO REHYDRATE! But to REALLY SUPERCHARGE this, we need to REMINERALISE. To get this morning boost - a calmness, more energy, focus and aliveness.
Then add in a teaspoon of alkaline salts (which you can get here) (not to be confused with table salts, which are toxic). This will quickly replenish all of your salts and rehydrate your body.
You will notice an instant effect. Whereas caffeine jolts your body awake and makes you feel wired (followed by a crash), this new start to the day will give you an instant, clean form of energy that lasts for hours!
STEP 3 (M) – MOVE and get LIGHT
To really get our mind into an optimum state, we need to tell it that it’s awake time!
This may seem obvious, but just by getting up, your mind doesn’t register that it’s time to start functioning properly. The mind works on something called the circadian system which dictates when it sleeps and when it wakes. Most of us are totally out of whack in this area.
To reset this and improve wakefulness and sleep we need two things MOVEMENT and LIGHT.
ACTION: Get outside, get oxygen, get LIGHT and MOVE.
Whether this is walking, jogging or even better - kettlebells, just do it! The light will set your body clock correctly, which will set your energy and alertness during the day. The movement will boost circulation, improve cognitive performance, release feel good endorphins and also helps set your body clock.
(If you don’t have any daylight at that point in the morning you can buy blue light lamps that do the job, from a company called Lumie.)
(There are a couple of other steps I added in here that had a game changing response with cold therapy and breathing. I’ll cover this another week. But for now, just get the first 5 steps nailed!)
STEP 4 (S) – Fill your body with SUPER NUTRIENTS
Now that you are awake and your circulation going, fill your body with easy to digest super nutrients that will instantly make you feel incredible, give you energy, focus and calmness.
OR, if you don't have time, or just want to top up on more nutrients, you can get 5 servings on the most nutritious raw veg on earth in 30 seconds here with our green drink.
STEP 5 (M) – Calm and Focus Your MIND
With everything now supercharged, we need to focus the mind. To do this I follow a simple (but powerful) mindfulness exercise for 10-20 mins each day. Just sit in a relaxed posture, close your eyes, clear your mind and slowly repeat the word “RELEASE” whilst gently breathing.
Feel all of the tension releasing from your body and mind. When your mind wanders, be aware of your thoughts, but let them go and come back to repeating the word “RELEASE”. This seems so simple, but the effects are profound. Give it a go and you will see.
ACTION: Set a timer for 10-20 mins, find a comfortable place to sit and do the RELEASE mindfulness exercise.
So, there you have the five steps that transformed my life from desparation to inspiration.
The end result of this is that you begin waking up tired, groggy, with thoughts and worries invading your mind. By the end of the 5 steps, you are bursting with so much energy, yet feel calm and focused and ready to take on the world.
Again, imagine how different your day will be with a start like this!
To make all this even easier to apply, we created a BLUEPRINT, along with all the support you need to make it happen.
We called this the NINJA PATH TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM, which you can see opposite. I wish I had this when I started a year ago. Having it would have got the results even quicker!
To make all this as easy as possible to follow, we took these principles, expanded on them and created the NINJA PATH TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM.
In this system we not only give you the EXACT BLUEPRINT to get these results, but we also do all the organising for you.
I wish I had this when I started a year ago. Having it would have got the results a lot quicker!
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You can find out more here. Plus if you have any questions, just ask below and I will personally answer!
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