“Dr. Cureton taught Roger Bannister that “the more the body endures, the more it will endure.” Beliefs about “overtraining” and “staleness,” he says, are myths.
But he emphasizes that rest is as important as exercise and activity. The body needs to rebuild in even larger quantities what has been torn down in exercise. That’s how strength, vitality, energy are developed. The body and mind both recharge themselves during periods of rest and relaxation. If you don’t give them a chance to do so, severe damage—and even death—can result.
Is it time to recharge your battery? There’s no glory in being the richest man in the graveyard. You don’t want to be the best scientist, doctor, executive, salesman, or employee lying—prematurely—under the most ornate headstone. A loved mother, wife, father, son, or daughter can bring happiness. Why then, bring grief, instead? Why be confined to a mental sanitarium or lie embalmed six feet under a blanket of beautiful green grass—simply because a needless drain damaged a battery that wasn’t recharged?”
Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks.
The myth of hustling can really kill some people. Some people need just four hours, five hours, and six hours of sleep. So, this brings me to my next statement: Gary Vee does an unbelievable job! For him to NEVER GET SICK and to only get four hours of sleep while having an insane amount of energy — is unbelievable.
I just don’t know how he does it…but let’s just call him immortal for a second.
Your body needs rest. Your mind needs rest. We can often get overwhelmed by social media and different things happening in our inner and outer circles. Sometimes you HAVE to take some time off people, media, etc (as Jim Kwik has said) to recharge your mind. Tim Ferriss has also left his phone inside his car an entire weekend. Hell, I remember going hiking in 2008 and I was away from all MEDIA for 2.5 days. I thought I was going to die, and that was in 2008! YouTube was at its infancy stage and FB was TERRIBLE.
Now, I can do it much easier. When it comes to working out, there are times I go for a push. this week, there is the 3 workout classes and an insane jog. This is because I’m now two months away from a MASSIVE competition. However, because I’m doing this much damage to my body, I’ve decreased my overall workload (teaching) and I teach between 2-6 hours a day during the week (weekends being the busiest days). I take naps in the afternoon and I’m getting more frequent massages. Listen to your body!
“When your energy level is low, your health and your desirable characteristics may be subdued by the negative. You, like a storage battery, are dead when your energy level is zero. What is the solution? Recharge your battery. How? Relax, play, rest, and sleep!
How to tell when your battery needs recharging. Here is a checklist to help you determine your present energy level. You can use it whenever you feel that your energy level is slipping. If you are a well-balanced person, your battery may need recharging when you act and feel:
Unduly sleepy or tired
Tactless, unfriendly, suspicious
Querulous, insulting, hostile
Irritable, sarcastic, mean
Nervous, excitable, hysterical
Worrisome, fearful, jealous
Rash, ruthless, excessively selfish
Excessively emotional, depressed, or frustrated”
“PMA demands a good energy level—and vice versa! When you are fatigued, your usually positive, desirable feelings, emotions, thoughts, and actions have a tendency to turn negative. When you are rested and in good health, the direction is changed back to positive. Fatigue often brings out the worst within you. When your battery is charged and your energy and activity level is up to standard, you are at your best! That is when you think and act With PMA!
If your feelings and actions indicate that your better qualities are being subdued by those which are undesirable and negative, it’s time to recharge your battery!”
Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/success-through-a-positive-mental-attitude/id381618319?mt=11