I know, I know... I promised Part 2 last week. My apologies!
I'd like you to think about your life. And I'm not talking about vacations... I'm talking every day life... the daily grind, if you will.
How long do you sleep at night?
Do you sleep a full 8 hours? (Did you know, that latest research found that sleeping four hours, then be awake for a couple of hours, then sleep another four hours is actually preferable to the 8 uninterrupted hours we're told to sleep every night?)
Do you live in a suburb and have a long stressful commute to work?
And more importantly, do you like your job?
Do you spend as much time as you'd like doing what you love?
How often do you go outside? Enjoy the weather (sun or rain)?
All of these things make us
3) ill (cold sores, headaches, neckaches... any of that ring a bell?).
If you can believe research, Grok (or caveman) did not spend all that much time "working". He/she certainly didn't sit in an office chair all day long eating donuts or m&ms as a snack.
Did you know, sitting is bad for you? Did you also know, that the majority of us sit and sit and sit and sit?
Well, if you've checked out all the links I posted here, you'll know by now, that physically and emotionally the stresses of our lives are making us unhappy and ill.
So the questions remain... What can you do about it? Do you need that job with the 60 commute? Do you need that bigger house with more stuff? Are you getting enough exercise? Are you eating well?
I will admit that, as I'm making more and more changes in my life, I'm also starting to question more and more things. It's a bit of a vicious cycle. You start with homeschooling, gardening, buying local foods, eating grass-fed meats... and suddenly you see more things that you know could be changed, could be improved upon. Yes, for your health and longevity... but also for that day, sometime in the hopefully distant future, when you look back on your life and you wonder, if you did it all right... or if you could lived better, more aware.
It's a journey. I certainly never expected it would take me here. I'm grateful for every day. I'm always hoping to improve, to get better, but I'm not stuck and unhappy.
So, again, think about your life as it is right now... and then, honestly ask yourself if you're doing everything right, or if you could do things better. What are those things? And HOW could you change them? You'd be surprised how quickly you'll think of stuff. :)