Living in this unnatural world as human beings with natural needs is damn difficult. We only get a hint of what we need from natural sources.
All the food we eat is either processed, grown with unnatural soil, sprayed with pesticides, fed with an unnatural diet and the list goes on. Our responsibilities and temptations in life force us to revolve around an unnatural schedule.
Over the past few years I’ve come to realize a few things in life I turned a blind eye to that have greatly enhanced my well being recently.
Sleep. My whole life I never had a regular sleeping schedule. I pretty much never got enough sleep. I was tired at school, work and most other days. Staying out all night and drinking never helped either. Now that I do sleep on a regular schedule with a sufficient amount of sleep life is totally different.
I am way less moody. Everything in life seems brighter. More energy. All of this contributes to better decision making. The people around me probably like me better. Bottom line is you can’t be at your best if you’re tired and you want to be at your best.
Fresh air. For most of us we’re probably indoors breathing in stale shitty air all day. Try stepping outside and consciously realize how much better the air outside is. I’m sitting inside with the door open right now and there is still no comparison. When you’re outside you’re immersed with fresh air. We’re humans. We’re meant to be outside not stuck indoors. Oxygen is essential for us to be at our best and the oxygen inside just doesn’t cut it.
When I’m sitting on my couch and feeling like crap, I remedy this by sitting outside. Sounds lame but it works. I would of told myself to get lost a few years ago but you’ll definitely feel better being outside. I used to think there was something wrong with me cause I was feeling fatigued all the time even when I slept decently. I had no idea it was cause I trapped myself indoors. I want to get a laptop just so I can be outside to use the computer.
Eating healthy and exercising are other ones but I don’t think anyone needs to be reminded. Or do they?
If you want to be a happy human being you have to start with being more human.