I’ve long admired people who have boundless energy. Let’s face it—in life, the highest energy wins. It’s infectious. It’s attractive. It’s energizing. Who doesn’t like the life of a party? Yet, most people just apply caffeine to cope with their low energy level. As an engineer who treats my life as a grand experiment, here are 33 rituals and tools I’ve tested and used every day to help me optimize my energy level. Physically Emotionally

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Click Here to Download The Audio For This Post There I was in a yoga class. Following the instruction for the Happy Baby pose, I was straining every part of my body so I could keep my legs straight. The instructor walked over to me and said: “Stop beating up your body.” “Hmm,” I thought, “that’s interesting...I didn't know I was doing that. I thought I was just working hard. I thought that’s what stretching

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Click here to download the audio file. I am hosting a teenager for the summer. One day, in private I joked to my mother how non-communicative the boy is and how much work it is to connect with him. “You were worse,” she told me. “If I asked you 10 questions, I was lucky to get some kind of mumble.” After the initial shock, the memory slowly came back to me. Oh yeah...I had kinda

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Click here to download the audio file. What do you see in this picture? Do you only see the dark spot? Or do you see the white canvas behind it? Isn’t it funny how we have evolved to see what stands out? I used to see only the gap between where I am and where I want to be. I was very focused on where my life was NOT, while taking what was good in

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  Click here to download the audio.   I am a big fan of stand-up comedians.   The obvious reason for this is that I love to laugh. But I also love how comedians are the modern philosophers.   They use their platform to make social commentaries.   Louis CK is particularly good at this.   I like him for his name but also how he makes me think about serious issues.   While I

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