The type of fuel you put in your body, the amount of exercise you get, the water or alcohol you drink, all show up on your face and in your energy. During your interview preparation period you need to treat your body like a high performance machine.
- Eat breakfast- A healthy high-protein, low carb breakfast will do two wonderful things: tell your body it doesn’t need to store fat so that it will start your metabolism and improve your concentration and mental capacity.
- Start the day with exercise. A 30-minute walk or run, jumping jacks in your living room, dancing to YouTube videos…whatever it takes. Studies show that exercise produces serotonin, a chemical in your brain that prevents depression. Exercise also makes you breath more and get more oxygen in your blood, which you can actually see the results of in your skin.
- Eat “Real” Food- Fruit, veggies, meat, whole grains. Avoid white flour products, potatoes, soda, and high sugar foods.
- Power Snacks- Don’t even think of candy or chips. Go for nuts, yogurt, apple & peanut butter, smoothies, granola bars, veggies and hummus.
- Sleep- The best tips for getting more sleep are to keep your internal body clock regular by going to bed and getting up at the same time every day. Get some bright light and sunshine on your face when you get up. Don’t drink alcohol or eat after 7pm. Don’t have a computer or TV in the room you sleep in. Put yourself in a relaxation mood before bed – whether that is with reading, meditation, hot bath, etc. but nothing jarring like a murder show or news on TV. Limit caffeine to one cup in the morning. Follow these tips and you should be getting at least 7 hours of sleep at night.
- Limit caffeine to one cup in the morning.
- Drink lots of water. Dehydration causes fatigue. If you consistently drink too little water (less than 8 glasses a day) you are probably feeling sluggish for that reason.
- Forgive yourself for past mistakes and know that today is a new day. Holding on to the memory only allows it to continue hurting you.
- Play. Do something fun every day.
- Avoid negative TV, people, or speaking negatively.
- Get rid of clutter. You will feel so much lighter to give that stuff to Goodwill.
Hours Before Interview
Before Tony Robbins goes on stage he purposely raises his energy level through both incantations and physical movement. He jumps on a trampoline, dances, pumps his arms in the air, all with a big smile. It is hard for a human to go from 0 to 60 in an instant. You too need to warm up your energy with physical movement. Dance to a song you love, go for a run, jump on your child’s trampoline, tell your significant other you need to have sex or anything else that will build you up!