Health - Mental, Physical, Spiritual and Financial
Was watching a podcast of Naval Ravikant where he mentioned - You have two lives, the second one starts when you realise you only have one!
This turned things upside down! It got me thinking, big time, and I started seeing everything with a different lens now. Sadhguru too mentioned - the very first thing you should be grateful about in the morning, is that you are ALIVE! And there are many more examples, quotes which I read, but now with this perspective it all started making more sense.
Only thing we have some control of is, this Moment. Not a single thing beyond this. What we can do, is to make the best use of this, this exact moment.
Every moment we make a decision! Its important that we make the best ones, which makes us better than yesterday, healthier than yesterday!
Few learnings on ensuring good health -
Understand what is in your control, and act on it! There is nothing you can do beyond - you don’t have control on outcomes, future, the very next moment
If something is bothering you now, take a step back and think will this thing matter 5 days from today. Most of the times answer will be ‘No’, so you can get over it
Read a lot - Its not necessary that you keep identifying a new book every now and then, read over the best books you have again and again, every time the learnings will be different because you are different
Write! - This is the best thing I started a decade ago. You will find answers to most of the questions while you are writing
Live in the moment!
Diet - Eat everything and track everything. Identify the calorie intake you need to have, and be in that range. Counting becomes easier once you have done it may be for a week, you start understanding directly from the portion sizes. many apps are available for free which can help you identify your BMR, TEE, Food Calories
Reduce frictions that stops you or complicates you to even start working out. E.g. - what clothes to wear, unable to wake up in the morning, its expensive etc There is a solution to everything and you know it the best, solve for it, simplify
Discipline & Consistency - Read it in Robin Sharma’s Novel - Dedication and Discipline beast Brilliance and Giftedness everyday of the week. Half the battle is won just by Showing Up! Not necessary you have to be at your 100% everyday, we are all humans, what’s important is Show Up. If there is deviation, get back on track but never stop
We are a very small particle in this whole wide universe, let go of ego..
No bigger cause than service, give back to society whatever you can
Self awareness is a path which will help us navigate through these journeys
Save before expense
Have the right set of people in your network, read to understand n number of financial instruments available in the world. Chose the one that best suits you
Start small, but start
Reward Mechanism - Helps you in multiple fronts - While thinking of buying something expensive for you, set up a target like if I work out I will add in 1000 bucks each time in my kitty. Buy once you enough in your kitty, this has worked wonders for me. I have lost a few pounds and got some really cool gadgets as well :)
Hope some of it rings a bell and you can pick up too! Do share your learnings as well, miles to go before we sleep :)