Taking Care of Ourself First

Really, to help others, we should be in a good place ourself, to put more positive energy into what we are trying to accomplish.

Excerpted from Rules of the Hunt

Taking Care of You

Drink plenty of water.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
Eat more fruits and vegetables and eat less that is manufactured in processing plants.
Avoid eating food that is handed to you through a window.
Live the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
Play more games.
Read more books than you did last year.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Sleep for 7 hours.
Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Your Outlook

Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Don’t overdo. Keep your limits.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
Dream more while you are awake.

2 responses to “Taking Care of Ourself First”

  1. Pope writes in the same vein in ‘Ode on Solitude’:
    “Happy the man, whose wish and care
    A few paternal acres bound,
    Content to breathe his native
    In his own ground.
    Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread,
    Whose flocks supply him with attire,
    Whose trees in summer yield him shade,
    In Winter fire.
    Blest, who can unconcern’dly find,
    Hours, days, years slide soft away,
    In health of body, peace of mind,
    With meditation.
    Thus let me live, unseen, unknown
    Thus unlamented let me die,
    Steal from the world, and not a stone,
    Tell where I lie.”

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