Darkness never frightened me.
Neither did whatever lives under the bed, the creepy neighbor next door, or scary movies at midnight.
Growing up; now that terrified me.
Or at least I thought it did. Now I know it wasn’t growing up I feared; it was getting old. And not old as in chronological aging, old as in set in my ways. Stuck. Stubborn and believing I’ve got everything figured out.
Or worse, not caring enough to keep looking for a better way.
So, I tried my best at spontaneity and assumed the best way to stay young was to avoid habits and rebel against routine.
I was wrong.
Growing up is realizing, as Aristotle said, “through discipline comes freedom.” It’s stacking one quality habit atop another, never giving up the search, and never thinking you’ve got it dialed in.
That’s why I experiment weekly, daily, in fact, refining what works, tossing what doesn’t, and never stopping. Never ever stopping.
That’s why growing up is so important. It keeps you from getting old.
30 Reps For Better Posture
Commanding yourself and others to “stand up straight” never works.
And that’s unfortunate because it’s precisely the simple cue most of us need. But I get it: tiny screens are demanding our attention, plus a host of other life events that happen right before our eyes, making it obvious why our shoulders suffer and our neck hurts.
If that sounds like you, watch the clip above and try 30 reps today. Then do it again every day this week and see how you feel.
The Salt Fix
“Scientific research suggests that the optimal range for sodium intake is 3 to 6 grams per day (about 1⅓ to 2⅔ teaspoons of salt) for healthy adults, not the 2,300 milligrams of sodium (less than 1 teaspoon of salt) per day that’s commonly advised. And some people need even more.”
― James DiNicolantonio
If you have yet to dive into this salty treasure, you’re missing out.