The concept of merely existing is about as out of fashion as the mullet or a pair of crocs. To live your best life now, it’s all about becoming a better, faster, stronger, 2.0 version of yourself.
Do you feel like shit all the time? Tired? Unhealthy? Moody? Lacking in energy and motivation? Unable to perform the way you want to?
Few years back I was desperately searching for a way to reinvent myself and optimise my energy, mood, focus, happiness, willpower, intelligence and of course upgrade overall health. I was waking up tired no matter how many hours I slept, I had severe brain fog, couldn’t focus, I was unmotivated, anxious and even suspected depression, and my moods and emotions controlled my life, my goals and my relationships. I was running at 40-50% of what I knew I was capable of.
The term ‘biohacking’ caught my attention. It embodies an entire spectrum of ways in which people modify, upgrade or enhance their bodies, from mood improvement and focus to physical and optimum health. It’s the art and science of changing your environment around you and inside you so that you have full control over your own biology, biochemistry, performance, health and longevity and can range from faecal transplants and injecting stem cells to diet, supplementation and nootropics.
After reading hundreds of books, interviews and personal blogs, listening to podcasts and self-testing, I noticed a set of underlying basics that all biohackers (who have spent $200k+ biohacking), have in common – and none of it costs a bomb, nor is it out of anyone’s reach.
What I learnt is that all that I wanted actually depended on transient mental states and they all depend (to an extent) on your biochemistry. You see, stress, a bad night’s sleep, anger, dehydration, a nutrient-bankrupt diet, lack of movement – all cause biochemical fluctuations which impact how you feel and operate daily.
So how do you manipulate aka ‘biohack’ your biochemistry to get control of your mental states with minimal investment and time? It’s easier than you think …
DIET & NUTRITION
EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH
My tips: fact is that the food we eat today no longer contain enough nutrients no matter how much we eat. If you want more from life than basic survival, add a few of these to optimise your wellbeing:
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It may seem overwhelming, but all these areas feed into each other – you cannot sleep well while eating shit, not move daily and not manage stress and you cannot exercise, eat well and not stress if you are sleeping badly. There is not one thing that causes overall health, ageing, degeneration and cognitive decline, it’s caused by an accumulative damage caused by little insults stemming mostly from stress, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and crappy sleep. And by the time it all manifests into a dis-ease and you start getting symptoms, its too late, because a lot of different systems in your body have been exposed for decades.
Today, I’m a completely different human. I sleep better and deeper than I ever have before. When I exercise, I see my body respond immediately. My brain is ‘on’ and buzzing with excitement and I’m motived AF. My energy is crazy. My cravings are non-existent. My stress, anxiety and low moods are rare. And on a minute by minute basis, I’m able to mentally and physically function almost as though I was eating those magic pills from the movie Limitless.