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Almost one year ago, my life changed. It wasn’t a big, dramatic event that was the catalyst, nor a realization that my life was on the wrong path. To be honest, I didn’t even know that the path I was on was heading in a direction I didn’t want to go.
No, what changed my life was far more simple. I started a morning routine.
It’s true when they say small, micro efforts daily add up to huge results. I hardly changed anything — I was simply spending the first 40 minutes of my day in a different way. …
The Stoic life centred around habits and routines — practices in which they engaged daily, from their waking moments until going to sleep, that provided the structure necessary for a day lived well. These practices can provide a blueprint for us, to help us to lead good and happy lives. This article outlines these practices, and how you can structure your day like a Stoic thousands of years later.
“Assemble your life… action by action. And be satisfied if each one achieves its goal… No one can keep that from happening…Action by action.” — Marcus Aurelius
“The day has already…
Health is often way too complicated.
You’re a busy person, and you don’t have time to read hundreds of books, articles, and studies about how to lead a healthy life. Here, I have distilled all my current knowledge on the topic of healthy habits, from my BSc and MSc degrees, hundreds of books read, and hundreds of studies and articles analyzed, into 20 sentences. My aim is to provide you with exactly what you need to do, and nothing else. If you’d like to read more, I have linked relevant articles.
These are the 20 healthy habits that, with my…
The belly tends to be one of the most stubborn places for losing fat.
If you’ve ever been on a fat loss regime, you may have noticed fat reducing in other places on your body, but not budging in the one place you want it to the most — the abdomen. Fortunately, a recent study has identified a little hack that helps redistribute fat from this stubborn area.
Here’s the research and how you can use this simple hack.
A study that came out earlier this month has found that eating avocados can lead to belly fat redistribution in women.
Three months ago, I committed to meditating every single day for at least 10 minutes each session.
I’d dabbled in meditation before, but never really engaged in deliberate practice with it. This time, I took it seriously. I learned how to do it, and I committed to the 10 minutes — no shorter.
Here’s how this practice has improved my life.
I still feel resistance most days before I sit down.
I always think about the other “more productive” things I could be doing in these 10 minutes, rather than sitting down and doing nothing, making no progress on my…
We’ve all heard the advice to take 10,000 steps each day.
It’s what our wearables are pre-set at, it’s what your friends are aiming for, it’s what all the magazine articles are saying. But do we really need to take 10,000 steps? Should we be taking more? Or less?
Here, I’m going to break down the latest science to answer these questions.
First, let’s have a look at the origin of the 10,000 steps guideline.
The guideline to take 10,000 steps each day actually came from the marketing campaign for a Japanese pedometer, a few decades ago. …
Assemble your life… action by action. And be satisfied if each one achieves its goal… No one can keep that from happening… Action by action.— Marcus Aurelius
We build our life action by action, brick by brick.
One of the biggest intentions of the Stoics was to live well — to be a good human being, to always look for ways to improve, and to spend time on meaningful pursuits. And one of the ways they were able to do this was through habits and practices repeated each day.
Here’s how you can adopt the habits of the Stoics to…
Losing body fat doesn’t need to be a complicated or challenging process.
With the right knowledge and the right tools, you can simply incorporate a few simple practices into your day that will help you on your fat loss journey. These strategies primarily involve living in accordance with how our ancestors would have lived — as living in alignment with this is the most effective path to good health.
If someone were to ask me for 3 easy ways to lose body fat, here’s what I would recommend.
You can optimize your health and lose body fat simply by changing…
Stoicism provides a blueprint to living a good life.
Although the philosophy contains ancient wisdom, so much of it can be applied to our lives today. Indeed, Stoicism may be the key to living a successful life in our modern world. And one particular concept is incredibly helpful for achieving our goals.
Here’s how the Stoic concept of the Dichotomy of Control can help us achieve great things.
The Dichotomy of Control states that something is either in your control, or it’s not.
And surprisingly, not a whole lot is in our control. We control simply our thoughts and our…