Fear Is An Illusion
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At some point in the last 3 weeks I realized that fear is an illusion. I used to think that Fear and Love were the only two forces in the universe. Then my friend Andy told me that fear is an illusion. I thought he meant that it wasn't real and so I was confused. I sat with that for a few weeks.
Then my friend Mandy told me the same thing again. She told me that anytime I am feeling fear I'm actually living IN an illusion that I've created. I'm living in an alternate reality that is distinct from actual reality...
Anatomy of a Sugar Addiction
The word recreation means "activity done for enjoyment when not working" but I prefer to think of recreation in another way by deconstructing the word itself: re-creation can be seen as activities that we use to re-create ourselves. Taken this way, recreation is when we stop the action, taking ourselves apart, throw out the things we no longer need or that are no longer serving us, and put ourselves back together again using only the parts we want to keep.
Without recreation, there's no opportunity for sub-performing thoughts, frameworks, strategies, or relationships to get off the bus, so they just hang-on and continue bringing us down. Recreation is like spring cleaning for our mind, body and soul. Without it, our minds-eye view
How to Tell if You're Incompetent
Yesterday I was jonesing hard for my fix. I hate feeling like that. Today I feel better and more myself. Tomorrow I think I’ll be back to normal. My name is Will Sacks, and I am a sugar addict. Admitting this to myself has helped me kick the habit. But it's taken 2 years.
Here’s the story of how I got here, and what I’ve learned along the way. A few years ago...
Making Behavior Change Stick
I've written before about the four stages of competence and I absolutely love this heuristic. It's useful for any aspect of life where we want to improve and get better results. Which brings us to today's question:
How do you tell if you are incompetent at something?...
I have a list of daily behaviors that I think are important to being healthy and having an awesome life. I've been tracking them with Kindara. Here is the list along with my performance for July:
- Wake up at 6am - once
- Get at least 8 hours sleep per night - 20 times
- Do Yoga - 16 times
- Review my life goals and plan - 15 times
- Take the homeopathic remedy prescribed by my doctor - 19 times
- Take my morning vitamins - 29 times
- Get to inbox zero - 7 times
- Don't eat sugar - 22 times
- Take 4,000mg of Vitamin C - 10 times
- Take my Chinese herbal supplement - 22 times
- Take my evening magnesium supplement - 28 times
Below is my Kindara chart for the month that shows my progress on each daily goal...