I don’t want to bore you to tears with the science behind it so I’m going to keep this light and to the point.
There are just a few main things you need to recognise and understand about the nervous system.
Its evolution dates back 600 million years to the common ancestors of humans. So it’s truly
hardwired into our very being.
It basically controls your whole body and plays a humongous role in your energy levels, stress levels, motivation levels, and more.
And it dictates these things through something called neurotransmitters.
These are little brain chemicals that run around through your head and through your body…
And they tell you when to “be awake”, “be happy”, “be motivated”, “be sad”, “be sleepy”, etc.
When your neurotransmitters are working properly, everything happens the way it’s supposed to. And you experience a MUCH better quality of life.
But when they’re out of whack…
It downregulates some hormones — like testosterone — which can lead to a lowered (or non-existent) libido, and a lack of motivation and energy.
On top of that, it upregulates other hormones — like cortisol — which is responsible for stress and anxiety.
So when you try to solve these issues with caffeine, pills, potions, and drugs…
You’re just putting additional stressors on an already taxed system.
So you’re just digging yourself a deeper hole to climb out of tomorrow, next week, next month, etc.
Keep it up and eventually you’ll burn out completely… and watch helplessly as every aspect of your life crumbles around you.
But before that happens — it’s essential to hit the problem at its heart and FIX your busted nervous system right away.
Just imagine how much easier your work life and home life would be if you had boundless energy, amazing sleep and recovery, and rock-bottom stress levels.
Imagine how much happier you’d be.
How much easier it would be to solve little (or large) relationship problems.
How much better you’d feel about yourself if you actually WANT to play with your kids (instead of feeling super guilty that you’re too tired to do it).
When you’re feeling great ALL THE TIME life becomes 100x easier because you never want to let go of that feeling.
You don’t need to (or want to) self-medicate with drugs, alcohol, and shit food.
On top of that, with a properly functioning nervous system, your hormones are working FOR you rather than against you.
Elevated testosterone levels will enhance your drive so you can continue to crush work and have tons of energy to spare for the other areas of your life.
You’ll have reserves in the tank to live a happier, more adventurous life, and be the amazing dad you’ve always wanted to be.
That’s truly what life will be like when you get your nervous system functioning properly.
It’s eye opening for a lot of guys when I teach them this for the first time.
But it often begs the question…