365 Ways #76–The 80/20 rule Posted on August 31, 2010, 0 Comments
#76–If you can think, breathe, drink, eat, move, and sleep correctly 80% of the time, your body can probably handle the 20% of the time you either can’t or don’t want to follow these foundational principles. So you can have your chocolate chip mint ice cream. You can stay up late one night at a party. You can do just about anything you want or need to do if you’ve made your body resilient enough to handle these injustices. The problem is, most people have it back-asswards! They live 20% of the time correctly and then wonder why they feel like crap when they wake up, why they can’t lose weight, and why they’re depressed. Pick one day to think positively, breathe deeply and diaphragmatically, drink 1/2 your body weight in lbs in oz of water each day, eat real, life-giving food, exercise with weights and activities appropriate for your health status, and sleep from 10p.m. to 6 a.m. Do these things for 1 day and that’s a 14% improvement. Now do it 6 days/week. Then put that together for the rest of your life. And you may actually enjoy the rest of that life.