"You are what you eat" extends beyond diet to encompass all aspects of life, including thoughts, media consumption, and social interactions.
Your results in life, everything from happiness to physical health to longevity, are determined by the things you take in from your environment and the actions you take (or fail to take) as a result of those inputs.
- Nutrition and Diet: What you consume is crucial to your health. A diet based on natural, whole foods can support physical and mental well-being, as suggested by ancestral health perspectives.
- Hydration: Adequate water intake is essential for bodily functions, including digestion, nutrient absorption, and detoxification.
- Mental Health: Thoughts and mental consumption (what you read, watch, and listen to) significantly influence your mental state and stress levels.
- Social Environment: The people you spend time with can affect your attitudes, behaviors, and overall health. Surrounding yourself with positive influences is beneficial.
- Physical Activity: Regular exercise and movement are crucial for maintaining physical health and improving mental well-being.
- Consistency: As you mentioned, consistency in these habits is vital. Partial commitment leads to partial results.
- Diet: Focus on a balanced diet rich in vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains. Minimize processed foods.
- Hydration: Aim for at least eight glasses of water daily, more if you're active or in hot climates.
- Mental Consumption: Choose reading and watching materials that are positive and enriching. Limit exposure to negative media.
- Social Circles: Engage with people who support and share your health and life values.
- Physical Activity: Incorporate a mix of cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility exercises into your weekly routine.
- Mindfulness and Meditation: Practice mindfulness or meditation to manage stress and improve mental clarity.
When you wake up and see the invisible feedback loop dictating your future every waking moment, you never go back.
This awareness leads to better long-term business (low time preference) decisions rather than the cheap dopamine and short-term decisions that cost you later.
Over time, as you solidify those neural habit patterns deep in your psyche, your decisions become effortless. At that point, your results show the reflection of who you are based on what you do.
Too many people want the results without wanting to become the person that earned those results. That is the fundamental disconnect most have in pursuing their goals.