5 min read
I started intermittent fasting three years ago. It can be effective, but it’s not the magic pill that everybody pretends it is.
The promise of intermittent fasting goes like this. Only skip your breakfast and get the following benefits:
- Lose weight
- Build muscle
- Feel better
- Decrease the probability of getting cancer
- Improve your brain
- Lower your risk of type 2 diabetes
3 min read
No matter how prepared you are and how much you plan, things will still go wrong. At those moments, we need mental toughness. But too often, people say, “I’ll deal with a setback when it happens.” It’s a better mindset than always worrying about everything that could happen.
However, it’s also naïve. We all know that we will have setbacks and get hurt sooner or later. But when all is well, we don’t want to think about. Oddly enough, good times are perfect for preparation. When everything in your life is going well, you can take the time to focus on what you want to do to improve yourself.
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One of my friends recently experienced sudden bouts of anxiety. Since he knew I’ve been there too, he asked me: “How do you deal with anxiety?”
That’s a good question. In the past, I looked for ways to “get over” or “beat” anxiety. I was looking for a cure.
After reading dozens of books and hundreds of articles on the subject, I’ve found the answer: Anxiety can’t be cured. It must be dealt with.
Dealing with anxiety is an ongoing battle for most of us. It’s not a game or tournament. It’s not like you can beat anxiety once and be over with it forever.
Too often, people say they have “beaten” anxiety. I don’t buy that. The only way you can truly beat anxiety is if you hide from life’s hardship.