4 Things That I Do Everyday That You Should Do As Well (if you want to)

Life is a complex puzzle, and let’s be honest, none of us really have it all figured out.

The internet and social media, while undoubtedly beneficial, have also left us swimming in a sea of information, making it tricky to distinguish between truth and, well, the other stuff.

Navigating through this digital landscape requires a finely tuned BS detector. Recognizing “shit from Shinola” has become somewhat of an art, especially when faced with the barrage of information during our daily online adventures or eavesdropping on distant conversations.

Amidst this chaos, my fascination with mental health, spirituality, and wellness has led me to adopt four daily habits or disciplines that I swear by. These routines have been a part of my life for quite a while, and I can vouch for their positive impact based on personal experience.

1. Cold Morning Showers

You might have heard about this from the legendary Wim Hof or Andrew Huberman, and let me tell you, it’s no joke. The physiological benefits are great, but the real magic lies in building the mental muscle to face challenges head-on. Try subjecting yourself to a cold shower every morning for a month. You’ll notice a remarkable change in your mental resilience, making you calmer and more open to tackling life’s curveballs.

2. Morning Stretches/Chi Before Turning On Phone/Laptop

After the cold shower, I dedicate 10-15 minutes to simple Tai Chi stretches and a few push-ups. These exercises get the blood and lymph flowing, keeping the body nimble and ready for the day. Importantly, do these stretches before diving into the digital world, resisting the urge to check emails or social media. It’s a small yet powerful ritual to prioritize your physical well-being over the virtual likes and notifications.

3. First Meal (Fruit) of the Day at 11 am

If you’re the “I’m starving the moment I wake up” type, hear me out. Delaying your first meal until 11 am (or even 12) gives your body a break from constant digestion, allowing it to focus on other essential functions. Opt for a fruit first meal - oranges, watermelon, peaches, or make a smoothie - to hydrate your cells and provide a natural source of nutrition and energy. This routine, coupled with intermittent fasting, is a game-changer for overall well-being.

4. Floss Your Teeth Every Night

I can bet that you probably don’t floss regularly… It’s a simple yet often neglected task. I genuinely enjoy it and haven’t missed a night in a very long time. Besides being good hygiene, it’s about developing discipline. Establishing routines that benefit you over time is not only a smart move but also a healthy one.

I’m not a doctor, and this isn’t medical advice. Do your research and consider incorporating at least one of these habits into your routine (flossing, at least).

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