Full throttle.

That’s what’s expected of you if you can expect to receive success.

Tick every box.

Work. Play. Train. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

Renouncing entitlement in favor of hard work is a fine way to stoke your success.

However, to truly leave everything on the table, you need to create a daily counterbalance to stress.

When stressed, you can’t plan for your future properly because your ability to access your memories becomes disrupted, found a paper in Current Biology.

Stress also blocks your problem-solving abilities, suggests research at Ohio University.

Your brain is lesser for stress, but you can power up your mind using these research-proven techniques each day.

1. Play Good Luck Bad Luck
Even when something bad happens, look for the positives, vague as they may be, and you’ll promote your emotional well-being, says a paper in The Journals of Gerontology.

2. Switch Off Your Brain For 20 minutes
Doing a little meditation or breathing work lowered stress and helped people make fewer mistakes at work, found a paper in Brain Sciences.

3. Switch Up Your Workout Tactics
Exercise doubles the cardiovascular benefits in people who suffer anxiety, depression, and stress, says research at the American College of Cardiology. Try a routine that factors in real life such as TRAIN cover model, Brian Mazza’s High Performance Lifestyle Training (hpltraining.com).

4. Go Green
Taking your workout outside lowered stress almost instantly, says a paper in Public Health in Practice. Get off the treadmill and give yourself some green time.

If you want to be at your best with a high-performance mindset, follow the lead of TRAIN cover model Brian Mazza who likes to run without music.

He makes his outdoor exercise a mindful tech free experience where he unpacks the day’s events in a way that’s free from distractions.

Yes, music may get you sprinting up that hill but Brian’s unique approach to finding quiet time on his run will offer your body and mind a serious upgrade that’ll get you more places in the long term.

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