The Habit Society
To: Society Members
Let’s go back about 100 thousand years:
• It’s been about a day without food so it’s time for another hunt.
• You’d expect to feel weak and tired after not eating for so long, right? Nope.
• How? Your body activates its backup power chord to help you survive. Your brain becomes active, sharp, and attentive. If it didn’t, you wouldn’t be able to find food.
The listicle of benefits include improving mental clarity and concentration, inducing weight loss and body fat loss, lowering blood sugar levels, improving insulin sensitivity, increasing energy, triggering fat burning, lowering blood cholesterol and preventing Alzheimer’s.
Our primordial, emotional, and impulsive side vs. our logical, reasoning, and self-controlling side.
Even though we all thrive on different diets, we still share similar ways of becoming healthier.
The 4-7-8 breathing technique is based on an ancient yogic method and helps people gain control over their breathing.
Cold showers: the first one isn’t easy, but just like every Game of Thrones death, it gets less shocking each time (and the benefits are undeniable).
One might mistake siestas as a cultural phenomenon associated with tapas or laziness. Matthew Walker argues that it’s actually a deep biological drive.
“If we conceive of a fall as the worst thing in the world, it becomes just that.” Guys, let’s fall up, not down.
This isn’t the first time we discuss sleep: its importance, its hygiene, sleep as the foundation to all else…yada, yada, yada. That being said, don’t stress about it.
James Clear splits them into 5 categories: time, location, preceding event, emotional state, and other people. Let’s go through them one by one.