My name’s Ken, and to state it plainly, I’m a huge health, wellness, and biohacker nerd. I read constantly on the latest and greatest books and scientific studies and research.
In this article, I wanted to distill some of the greatest takeaways from all of my learning on health and fitness over the last several years in as short and succinct way as possible.
1.Addictions and Cravings: I wanted to start with addictions and cravings first, because these things have a way of interfering with our lives at every level. If you can’t get a handle on your addictions, then you will struggle with every other aspect on this list.
Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet for when you inevitably feel like crap for whatever reason and hit that fuck it mode. Overcoming addictions and cravings in any form are extremely difficult.
And let’s be honest, we all have addictions in some form another that are holding us back in life from where we want to be in life.
Social media, video games, coffee, sugar, exercising, tv, etc. This is probably my biggest struggle, but I know the answer lies somewhere within the realm of discipline.
I know oftentimes I catch myself looking for another book on the latest and greatest eating research, or a YouTube video of Jocko Willink talking about discipline, or Ryan Holiday talking about stoicism, hoping it may provide that golden nugget of information that will deliver me the enlightenment that I’m seeking.
But I’ve come to the conclusion that I already inherently have all that knowledge within me to get myself exactly where I need to be in life both mentally and physically. And my guess is that so do you.
If you just take some time to stop and think about it, we all know exactly what we shouldn’t be doing, yet very few dedicate themselves to making a real change. Why?
Well, as retired Navy SEAL and general badass, Jocko Willink himself states that “discipline is hard to maintain because it is hard to maintain. There’s no simple way around it” In his book, Extreme Ownership, he also summed up perfectly exactly what I’m trying to say here:
“Sometimes changing a bad habit…