Monthly Meditations: June 2019 Issue
Monthly Meditations is a series that I started in order to catalogue my thoughts on various subjects. I write and share these with somewhat of a consistent schedule on LinkedIn. I decided that it would be a good idea to put all of these thoughts into one place. That way, you don’t have to consume more information on social media (hats off to you), and you can catch up in one sitting over a nice cup of coffee. I try to encourage engagement and discussions on these topics, so feel free to comment on LinkedIn, in these monthly entries, or reach out to me personally. Enjoy!
In a world of increasing complexity, we need to lean towards simplicity.
What are the biggest levers you can pull to live a longer, healthier life?
Sleep, nutrition, exercise, stress management, mindset.
Now, find your largest limiting factor and strategize around improving that area.
Most of us do not:
a) get enough sleep
b) move enough. No, a one hour workout does not offset 8-12 hours of sitting.
c) eat adequate amounts of protein and vegetables
d) take time to destress, and unwind
c) have positive self-talk, and self-compassion
Pick one thing and go all in. Start now. Repeat tomorrow. Just keep showing up.
Finally, top all of your actions off with mindfulness, love, and kindness towards yourself. Own your actions, and respect yourself - because what’s the point of trying if you don’t love what you are doing, why you are doing it, and who you are doing it for?
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” - Ernest Hemingway
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