Forget chemicals part 1: 3 Replacements You Need to Jump On
I’m a huge fan of anything that gives me a boost of energy. I recently read in a book that for every minute of work we do, we waste 30 minutes. The book’s author argued that we all have the potential to save a lot of time and energy by slowing down and focusing on the things that matter.
The one thing that really bothers me about the way that I seem to have come to believe that I’m doing less work than I thought I was is that I always seem to be working at something or doing something. I used to be the one who would go to the gym and do the lifting exercises, then work out at the computer for 15 minutes after. Now it’s that I’m always working at a computer, then doing some computer work, then work out at the gym again.
That is a problem. And it needs to be fixed. We need people to work less at things that matter, and even more, we need them to work at things that don’t matter at all. In other words, we need to stop looking at work as work. What we really need is to stop telling ourselves that it is work. We need to get off our computers and into the real world again and actually take action.
Working at a computer is a lot easier than working out, and we should be doing both of those things more than ever. But that doesn’t mean that we should do them just because we feel like we should. What we need to do is focus more on the things that matter and less on the things that don’t.
We need to stop feeling the need to be productive and start feeling the need to not be productive. Most of the time we get so caught up in our own self-importance that we forget to focus on what really matters. As we get to know ourselves better, we can start focusing on the things that are actually important in our lives.
Like how to not eat a gallon of ice cream per day when it’s in season? Or how to not live in the past and stay in the present? Or how to be kind to people when someone is not? Or how to be healthy? Or how to be a good husband and father? Or how to be a good friend? These are things that we actually, genuinely, need to focus on. They are actually things we actually, honestly, need to be doing all the time.
And these are probably the most important of all. Because chemicals are actually the most important things in our lives. We’ve all heard the expression, “You can’t live without chemicals,” but that’s not always true. It’s important to get rid of the things that are causing us stress and anxiety, but it’s even more important to get rid of the things that are causing us stress and anxiety.
So the first thing to do, is to look for the things that are stressing you. And honestly, that seems to be the hardest part. So, you can do a lot of things to get rid of this stress. You can do things like make sure you have enough sleep, or eat the right foods, or exercise at the right times, or even meditate. But the best thing to do is to get rid of the stressors.
I love this quote from a blog post: “If you want to be stress free, don’t overdo it.” Stress is a feeling that is felt for a reason. And there are many reasons why we feel stress, but the most common one is that something is “out of control.” If you’re feeling stress, you are not doing something that you think is right.
We tend to take the stress personally. When we feel stress, it is because something in our life is really out of control, and we are trying to fix it. If we took a step back, and looked at the bigger picture, the stressors can be really easy to see.