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If you were healthy and wealthy, do you believe you’d be invariably likely to also be happy?
If you solved happiness first, would you hack your way into health and wealth?
I know happiness
Like I know rain
From behind a pane of glass
With memories of wet lips
At the mirror
Leaves shaken by western winds
Waiting for my feet
To catch up with my mind
It’s obvious how important your health is when you’re losing it.
I forgot where I heard this, but nothing is more important than something stuck in your eye.
When you find the weakest link, or when it finds you, it’s pretty obvious how many things you should have been doing.
It doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom.
Most gyms are the same.
So if they’re the problem then figure out a way to play outside.
Some of my favorite ways to play
Find the tallest thing around you that you can touch.
See how fast you can get over something (fence, boulder, bench, yourself…)
Try and do something without hands, that normally requires hands (climbing, jumping, crossing).
Having fun doesn’t have to cost anything, staying healthy doesn’t mean degrading your self esteem.
THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON:
Expend less than you Produce
There are tricks and tips to build healthy habits and identify/eliminate bad ones.
I’m not here to tell you to unplug the toaster when not in use or to cook at home.
My favorite tricks to Remain in surplus:
Never drink alone.
If you buy a new pair of shoes, get rid of two old ones.
Find a water bottle you think looks really cool.
Cool enough to carry around everywhere.
Carry it around everywhere you go.
It’s worth mentioning… pay off your damn debt.
I’m constantly surprised by the amount of people I talk to in credit card debt.
I have all the compassion in the world for you out there…
Student debt got me good.
But come on now, don’t spend money you don’t have.
Now take a second with you eyes closed.
I mean it, close your eyes and think about this.
Imagine the state of health you’re currently in is good enough.
Forgive yourself for your debt and poor financial decisions.
There is happiness in every moment, and it doesn’t depend on you fixing things.
I truly believe you can be happy with where you are now, and love yourself for it.
I believe YOU would be happier if you tried.
For questions, connection, I would love to hear from you.
(Yes, I respond and read every one)
Thank you for reading this far.
You mean the world to me.
I write for you.