You may not know it, but the quality of your health can have an enormous impact on your marketing. Your marketing platform should consist of elements such as balance, consistency, positivity, and engagement. In order to successfully implement each of these categories, you need to be motivated, focused, and creative. Each of these qualities stem from your personal health. If you’re living an unhealthy lifestyle, it’s going to be very difficult to keep focus, maintain motivation, and generate creative thought.
The human body is like a chemical machine. What you put in your body will have an impact on the quality of your outputs. Eating all natural foods, drinking a ton of water, and incorporating vitamins into your lifestyle is a great start.
I believe the best diet for not only marketing, but in general, is a healthy fat diet. Healthy fats such as avocados, coconut oil, cacao, nuts and fish, provide long lasting sustainable energy. It’s this type of energy that is needed to stay ahead of the game when it comes to marketing strategy. There are so many moving parts to a marketing platform, you want to make sure your you’re mentally prepared to manage them all properly.
I think it’s safe to say that most of us in marketing consume caffeine daily. Although it is considered unhealthy, there are some forms of it that work best. One example, is bulletproof coffee. This is not only something that I recommend, but something that has been incorporated into my lifestyle for the past 4 years. It gives me the physical and mental edge I need to do what I do. Healthy Fats are blended with Collagen Protein to provide long lasting sustainable energy that is super helpful for your brain function, joints, muscles, and skin.
On top of a healthy diet, physical exercise can be super helpful for your mental health. Exercise is known to boost your metabolism, burn calories, and aid with muscle growth. It can also be an amazing stress relief while helping with brain function on a molecular and behavioral level according to a recent article by Health and Ambition.
For me, having a physical escape from my computer and creative process is super helpful. It’s something to look forward to everyday and also allows my mind to escape the stressors of my day. It allows my brain and body to reset and refresh. Additionally, staying physically fit gives me all around confidence, which I believe has a positive impact on my work and creative process.
At the end of the day, your overall lifestyle is what will have the most impact on your health. If you eat snacks and drink soda all day, but then exercise and eat a healthy dinner, you’re not going to get to far. A balance of healthy food and physical activity that coincides with your work schedule will serve you best.
I try to incorporate this mindset into every work week. I plan my physical activity and diet around my schedule. For example my day today will consist of the following:
- 8:00am – Stretch
- 8:30am – Bulletproof Coffee
- 8:45am – Workflow
- 12:45pm – Eggs, Bacon, Avocado, & Berries
- 1pm – Workflow
- 3pm – Yerba Mate & Yogurt
- 3:15pm – Workflow
- 5pm – Skateboard
- 6:15pm – Salmon, Quinoa, Green Beans
- 7:30pm – Hot Power Fusion Yoga
- 8:30pm – Protein Shake
- 8:45pm – Workflow
- 10:00pm – Netflix and Chill until Bedtime
As you can see, I try to balance my work with a healthy diet and consistent exercise. Although my meals and activities change daily, the mindset and lifestyle remain consistent. Working from home allows me to easily mix up my work, activity, and eating schedule.