Balancing Mind and Body


This can sometimes feel a little elusive, not just maintaining it but also achieving it in the first place. Believe you me, I know exactly what that’s like.

There is an expression used in various forms called the “magic time” that can be directly applied to your personal, work and health and fitness plan that can help you achieve extraordinary results.

Even in this busy world, we all have a time in our day when we’re more creative, focused, and productive than any other time of day. Once we identify it and ruthlessly protect it from the time vampires who try to suck it away from us, magical things happen.

The same is true for the health of your mind and body. Once you identify the ONE time of the day where exercise will become a permanent part of your lifestyle, you need to do everything in your power to protect it.

This is your key to mind and body transformation. It may seem obvious to many reading this, but without it you’re goosed.

All you need to do is follow these three simple steps 5-6 days of the week and a radical change in how you think, feel and look is virtually guaranteed.

1: Schedule it DAILY.

Just like work. Just like family and kids. Just like anything in life. It must be a scheduled block of time that you can protect and follow day after day.

2: Know your plan – work your plan.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Plan your time to meditate, use self hypnosis, read, reflect, write a journal, workout (and nutrition plan) ahead of time. Then do whatever it takes to get it done.

3: Relentlessly monitor rest periods and intensity of your work periods.

If you’re not monitoring your time here, you can be easily sidetracked and go astray, so set time for your mind training and for your body training. When monitoring your body training keep a close eye on your intensity, rest periods and work periods… you could be wasting the time you’re working so hard to protect. Your magic time should be your number one priority because you can truly triple your results in enhancing your mind and body.

Five to six days of the week, I wake up at 6am to take time to reflect, use hypnosis and exercise. It’s my personal magic time, partly because I have complete peace and quiet as everyone else is still asleep in the house. And yes, sometimes I go astray and fall out of my routine when the balance is tipped one way or another, that’s life and part of being human because sometimes other things are more important in the short term, never in the longterm compared to your own personal internal needs though.

Life is a constant balance of priorities and this is what can stress us out from time to time and taking the time to redress that balance is vital for your own wellbeing. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of spending your time and money on all the material things in your life while neglecting yourself and then wonder why you feel like shit and get ill regularly. It’s not rocket science and sometimes we make it that way.

So, do yourself a favour and figure out what your magic time is and then set it in stone as the most important part of your day. It will make a huge difference and in a couple of months time you’ll look back and wonder why you hadn’t done this earlier.

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Simon Maryan

Former Royal Marine and Human Intelligence Specialist. Now an international speaker, author, trainer and coach sharing lessons from a life of action and how to prepare for and overcome trauma and other stressful situations. I've survived 3 kidnapping & all my experience enabled me to develop extremely strong psychological and mental resilience which I share with people through my speaking engagements delivering a variety of Keynote, motivational and inspirational talks for a wide variety of clients internationally. Some of these include UK Military, FBI, New York Police Department, NYPD Hostage Negotiation Team (the home of Hostage Negotiation), oil and gas companies, banks and UK Government departments.

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