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Superhuman sounds like the ultimate state of being.
And believe it or not, it is possible to get there.
In this article, I’m going to share with you 4 habits that have given me superhuman levels of energy, motivation, and willpower.
If you are someone that wants to get to superhuman levels of performance and…
- Work/study more effectively
- Exponentially increase your training results
- Jolt out of bed feeling energized and excited
- Have lots of energy for social events
- Leave the crowd of mediocrity and achieve stunning results in your professional and personal life
… then this article is for you.
Also, for all the Youtube lovers out there, there is a video version of this content at the end of this article.
Let’s get started!
What is “Superhuman”?
Maybe you are wondering, what does superhuman actually mean?
If you would have searched the internet (which I did), this is what you would find:
“Having or showing exceptional abilities or powers”
So in short, superhuman is not really something measurable, it is more of a state of being.
You might be asking yourself, is superhuman even possible?
Personally, I think that superhuman is different for everyone, but it is definitely a state of being you can feel yourself being in if you implement the right habits.
Of course, there are some habits that increase your energy, and some habits that decrease your energy.
Habits like for example eating junk food will decrease your performance while eating wholesome foods will increase your performance, although this guy down below might say otherwise 😉
As this is pretty obvious, you might be wondering which habits will get you to superhuman levels of energy, willpower, and motivation?
In this article, you will find out.
We will also be sharing a unique tool for how you can get started on your own superhuman journey (but more on that later).
Without further due, let’s get superhuman.
1. Cold Showers
We’ve talked about this one a lot in recent blog posts and podcast episodes. Cold showering is a superhuman habit in so many ways.
Taking cold showers literally changes your biology.
There are so many benefits of taking cold showers, some of them include:
- Reduced stress levels
- Higher levels of alertness
- More robust immune response
- Increased willpower
- Weight loss
After taking a cold shower, you will not only experience the superhuman feeling of accomplishing something extremely challenging, but you will experience an incredible increase in energy and alertness throughout the day.
Through cold showers, you will feel way more superhuman than if taking a warm shower.
How to get started
Turn the handle from hot to cold, DUUUHH 😉
Well… Maybe easier said than done…
It takes a bit of mental training and getting used to to make this habit stick. Learn how to make this a daily habit in our blog post about Cold Showering!
You can also learn more and how to get started with cold showering in our podcast episode down below!
2. Intermittent fasting
Disclaimer: This habit is a bit extreme, so don’t do it if you have health problems. Also, get educated on this habit before trying it out.
What is intermittent fasting? I hear you saying at the back of your head…
Intermittent fasting (or IF for short) is basically restricting your eating to a shorter time period throughout the day, and the easiest way to do it is to skip a meal.
IF is becoming more and more popular, but can still be viewed as a bit sketchy, because it is not super nice hearing that you should skip a meal.
The modern view of eating is that you need breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks in between to last all day and stay healthy, although more and more research is coming out that that might not be the case.
I mean think about it, in the good old days, we didn’t eat three big meals per day. We were happy getting 1 or maybe 2 meals per day.
Also, taking the levels of obesity found in modern society today, we are eating way more than we can actually need.
Obviously, some people do need to eat more than others, but I definitely think that eating too much is one of the reasons people feel groggy, low on energy, and low on motivation.
This will maybe lead you to ask…
…How does skipping a meal lead to more energy? ?
According to research, after 12 hours of not having your last meal, your body enters a state where it burns fat rather than glucose.
Long story short, it has been seen that the body can get more energy from fat than it can from glucose, thereby giving you more energy, mental clarity, and focus.
Also, some theories say that by not eating you get into “survival mode”, which means your body needs to be more alert and ready to get food (like when we hunted back in the good old days).
There are numerous benefits of intermittent fasting, some of them as stated in Healthline include:
- More energy (from not digesting food all the time)
- Saving time (by not having to prepare a meal)
- Burn fat for energy (and losing weight at the same time)
- It can make you live longer
- It can decrease the risk of cancer and disease
- & Loads more!!
How to get started
I will soon be writing an in-depth post about intermittent fasting and how it can benefit you in your life, but here are is the most basic, most out-depth, crash-course on how one method (the 16:8 method) can look like.
- Skip 1 meal (either breakfast or dinner)
- During the fast, you are only allowed to consume
- Water (drink a lot of it)
In summary, IF can potentially be a habit that will give you superhuman levels of energy.
I would definitely recommend taking a look at these resources mentioned below to learn about this habit and implement it in the right (and safe) way.
3. Early Rising
This next habit is one of my favorites in the Habithon Habit Book, it is the habit of early rising.
I have written extensively on why this is a superhuman habit, and you can read more about it here.
The biggest reason that this habit will give you superhuman levels of energy is that your body is aligned with nature.
Your body’s natural state of being is that of rising when the sun rises and going to bed when the sun sets.
If you follow your body’s natural state of being, you will experience more energy, more motivation, and you will surely feel more superhuman.
How to get started
You might be wondering how you can start the habit of early rising, and the easiest way to do so is to have a morning routine.
You can get started with a morning routine right away with our FREE 7-Day Morning Routine Guide Here!
Having a morning routine is a bulletproof way to make the habit of early rising easy and automatic.
If you want to learn more about early rising and how you can implement it as one of your daily habits, you can check out our blog post about it here.
4. HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)
In the modern world, it’s easy to forget our natural state of being. For example in our early history, we needed to hunt and chase to get food.
Now in the modern world, we have easy access to EVERYTHING, which means that we don’t even have to leave the couch to survive…
Because it is so easy to get food nowadays, it can risk us forgetting that we humans are built to move.
Through exercise, we push our bodies and our minds towards our greatest capabilities, and as a result, we experience more joy, happiness, productivity, and energy.
So exercise is one of the best habits in the habit book, it seems like modern research has definitely found that out. But how do you get the most benefits of exercise?
One of the best ways to exercise is through HIIT.
HIIT is basically alternating between high-intensity and low-intensity exercise.
Some benefits of HIIT according to Healthline are:
- You can burn a lot of calories in a short time
- Your metabolic rate can be higher for a long time
- You might gain muscle
- You can improve oxygen consumption
But the biggest benefit is the following: You get loads of the benefits of exercise in a shorter period of time.
This means that you can, for example, do HIIT several times during the day, and thereby also having the chance to get superhuman levels of energy from it.
How to get started
So how do you get started with HIIT? Well, the easiest way is to make it into a consistent habit, and one of the best ways to do that is to implement HIIT into your morning routine.
With our FREE 7-Day Morning Routine Guide, you will learn how to do HIIT in the morning for maximum energy, and you can implement this habit to make it stick.
How to Implement Superhuman Habits!
So there you go, these four habits are one’s that I personally feel have given me the most superhuman energy out of any habits I’ve tried.
But maybe you are wondering how to implement these habits into your daily life?
One of the ways we have implemented habits into our lives is with the Vanaboard.
The Vanabord is an incredibly good looking offline habit tracker that lets you develop new good habits or get rid of bad ones.
We love the experience of using the Vanabord, it is so easy to use and makes habit implementing fun and enjoyable.
Our friends at Vanaboard have given you guys a 10% discount should you want to buy one for yourself. By clicking this link you’ll be able to get the Vanaboard with a 10% discount! (Discount already applied to the link)
Watch the video
As promised, below is the Youtube video on 4 habits for Superhuman Performance!
We would love to hear from you, which habits have you tried out that has given you the most energy and which you have felt made you superhuman? Comment down below!
All the best and stay superhuman 😉
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