We all want to optimize our time on this earth, that much can be said without a doubt. The “ideal life,” however, doesn’t exist.
Give up meat just one day a week. If the entire U.S. population abstained from meat or cheese for just one day a week, over the course of one year it would be the equivalent of taking 7.6 million cars off the road.
Imagine that tomorrow morning, your favourite superhero woke up in your body and was consigned to living your exact life.
Get into the best shape of your life.
“It took one night out with an awesomely honest, confident woman willing to deliver some hard truths for me to realize that I was a prick, and that I was bad at sex too…”
“Change inspires both fear and excitement, and one of our greatest talents is learning to manage both.
You’ll start to care about yourself again instead of making someone else the center of your universe. And though they may still take up about 99.9% of your thoughts, you still thought about yourself the other .01%. And soon, that will turn in to 5%, then 10%, then eventually you’ll become your first priority.
If I hold you to these standards more than I hold them to myself, it’s because it’s easier to love someone else than it is to love yourself.
“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone,” is a profound and beautiful lyric sang by Joni Mitchell in one of her most famous songs, “Big Yellow Taxi.”
“Conservation of energy. Never stand up when you can sit down, and never sit down when you can lie down.”