Everything works better when our body works better, when we eat better (not just less) and when we sleep more.
These truths seem to be widely accepted as key to good health and long life, yet we enter every January bombarded by advertising which feeds our retail-therapy bad habits (deals on food, restaurants ~ everyone has something to flog in the post-holiday period) or preys upon our failure to correct them (purveyors of diet plans, supplements and gym memberships) while new year’s resolutions fall away like dried tree-needles.
Life is simple.
Life is long.
So many distractions – none contributing to simplicity or longevity – we all could do well to review our activities, everyday ones and work/career/business ones too. If it doesn’t contribute to happy simplified and long life, why are we doing them?
I know – easier said than done. Most good things are easier said than done …
Sadly, most good things aren’t tried at all because the ‘not good things’ are such easy familiar habits that we, quite comfortably, resist changing.
If we explore our dis-comfort zone more, we might find our life improves a lot.
So, how to start?
Read something different, do something different, consider a new field of work/business (don’t throw away something great – but consider alternatives), talk to someone new, turn off your media and social media access (and when you re-engage, try different offerings – you’ll be amazed what you’ll see differently if you are looking at something different).
Once started, don’t quit.
Clean out a closet, drawer or room – or refrigerator.
Keep things which support good healthy choices, dispose of ones that don’t.