I just finished the book Go Wild, by Ratey and Manning (the book I referenced in my last post) and it gave me some food for thought.
Here are some ideas that I took from of the book.
- Get out into Nature.
- Be mindful, present like a hunter/gatherer.
- We were born to run especially without structured cushiony shoes.
- Find your tribe and be aware of who you surround yourself with.
- Eat a variety of foods and eat animals that have a varied diet.
- We are causing our own sickness, mental, physical and spiritual.
- Move your body, we were meant to move and moving it in novel ways helps the mind.
- Get enough sleep.
I am excitedly smug to say I already do some of these things, and I am working on others. This book just kinda reaffirmed my research and changes that I want to make in my life. My biggest challenge is consistency. But I recently discovered the wonderful world of dot journaling. It’s like the heavens opened and my brain fog has lifted. I have had my journal for 24 hours and I have written 27 pages! That is right, 27 pages.
But to get back to the reason why I even brought up dot journaling, I now have a handy dandy fun way to keep track of my habits. For accountability, I will post my results here. Habits I plan on keeping track of
- Eating – following a keto/whole30 diet.
- Drinking my grassfed protein drinks
- Getting out into Nature
- Moving my body on a daily basis – even if I just take 10 minutes to stretch.
- other habits that I will discuss at a later date.
Hypothesis: Doing these habits will make me more productive, content, curious, energized, a better parent and my body will feel stronger and less bloated.
Data: Started collecting on Nov. 1, 2017. Not a bad start 🙂
Conclusion: Check back on Dec. 1, 2017.