you are your own enemy

We are each our own devil, and we make the world our hell.

You decide what to eat, how much alcohol you’re going to drink, how much rest and sleep you are going to get, whether you’re going to smoke cigarettes, how much fresh air and exercise you’re going to have, whether or not you’re going to take drugs (illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over the counter medication), and how much stress you’re going to put yourself under before you stop and maybe meditate for a while.

And, more likely than not, you know what you should be doing for a healthier and longer life, as opposed to what you are actually doing with your life every day.  The chances are that every day you’re putting your body, mind, and spirit under extreme stress by doing exactly the wrong things on purpose.

Our bodies are designed to self-heal, but if we keep putting our body, mind, and spirit under stress, then we are going to degenerate, get sick, get old, look old, become unfit and overweight, and die painfully long before we should.

Yet I know that everyone reading this wants to be fit, healthy, and happy ~ so why do so many people subject themselves to so much fucking crap, every single day?

  • Be your own best carer.  Too many of us spend too much time taking care of other people, when what they should be doing is practicing self-care and putting themselves first.  If you make yourself ill, unfit, mentally sick, stressed-out, then you’re not going to be of much use to anyone else.
  • Get back to nature.  Get outdoors, get some fresh air and sunshine, breathe deeply of clean air, drink at least 3 pints of fresh clean water a day, enjoy the far horizons.  If you spend a lot of time indoors, using a computer, drinking coffee, then the tiny electrical signals that actually operate your mind and body get screwed, so you’re tired and can’t think properly by the end of the day.
  • Get plenty of sleep.  Most people need 7 to 9 hours of good quality deep REM sleep.  Don’t fall asleep in a chair in front of the TV.  Make your bedroom a blackout zone.  Go to bed the day before you get up.  Don’t drink too much booze right before bedtime.
  • Eat the right amount of good quality, healthy, organic food.  Avoid processed foods.  Drink those 3 pints of good clean water every day.  Eat a high water content diet.
  • Stop sabotaging yourself.  Commit to self-care and practice it every single day.  If you are addicted to anything: cigarettes, booze, drugs, gambling, binge eating, self-harm, anger, stress then find a cure.  Be prepared to do whatever it takes to recover from your addiction.

Some say that they hate themselves.  And, some people act as though they really do hate themselves.  All I know is that these days I am a very cool guy, living a really great life.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

recently I stayed at the best B & B in all America

3 responses

  1. I appreciate this so much. Between my personality to put others first and now being a new mom, it’s easy for me to forget myself. I even forgot my birthday for a moment last week. I believe so many of us tend to focus on everything else and feel guilty when we do practice self-care, especially for those who are care givers.

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  2. Good for you.
    You’re right, doing some exercise, no matter what, is far better than doing nothing at all.

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  3. I made it a goal to workout more this year. By that I mean scheduling time in the week to leave my front door, and hit the gym. My problem is that I don’t drive, and need to rely on someone to get me there. (Thank you disability).

    On those days, i resort to plan B. Gym equipment makes it nice to focus on losing weight, gaining strength, and the like, but there’s still a natural way to work those muscles.

    Before I allow myself to plop into my computer chair, I drop and do some calesthenic exercises. Nott many. My natural weight in my body is more than it needs to be right now. But I’ve been increasing the count each day, and soon will be adding a new exercise as strength returns, or body weight slims, or a combination of the two.

    The point is to do something, not merely wish something

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