The basic idea, it’s simple, is that we all, as human beings, have basic needs. This has been around for a long time, Maslow’s pyramid, for example, was invented by Maslow, a psychologist American precisely told us that we all had basic needs that were broken down into a pyramid. And one of Maslow’s teachings is that we all have, as human beings, the same needs. And the basic idea is to think that if we meet these basic needs and vital things common to all human beings, if we answer them a little every day, well we are going to have a good day. If we meet all of our needs every day, we will have a good day. And the succession of good days creates a good life. So basically putting a few things in place every day, it just allows us to have a good life. It’s simple, it’s easy to apply for everyone, but sure enough, and it’s there where I have to warn you, you have to be careful not to overdo it. We must keep it simple.
7 Things to apply daily in a simple way, without it being too extreme to have a good life.
1. Get moving
We are told it on television, we are told it in the newspapers, we are told it everywhere. You have to move every day. We are made like that. Our ancestors spent their time hunting, gathering. Then they spent time working in the fields. Our body needs to be active. Today we are in a civilization that is rather sedentary, that is to say, that we don’t move much, we spend a lot of time in the office, in cars, in transport, and that is killing us.
So the idea is to take care of your body, to take care of your physical activity in two forms. You can do on the one hand a little intense exercise (jogging, cycling) and on the other hand, activities that are a little softer, for example, walking, muscle building. And besides, if you want to do physical activities every day, if you move everyday day, that doesn’t mean you have to jog every day, but it does mean that you need to do gentle physical activities every day. I advise you to vary in three areas. Physical activity that gets your heart working (cardio). Physical activity that makes your muscles work a little (muscle building, small, simple exercises). And physical activity that relaxes your muscles (yoga, stretching).
If you combine these three activities, well you will be in good shape and moving will give you a good life. for example, I walk every day, every day i do a trampoline, everyday muscle development, muscle building (push-ups, abdominals). All this I do from Monday to Friday and on weekends, often Sunday.
The second thing to do every day is rest. Our body functions well when it has opposing activities or actions. For example, when you breathe, you inhale, the air comes in and you exhale, the air comes out. These are opposite activities. Your heart, when it beats, the heart muscle contracts and relaxes. Opposing activities. Well, it’s the same for you. You have to move, you have to do exercises, but you also have to rest. So, you have an activity/rest opposition which is super important.
There are several kinds of rest. The basis of everything is sleep and there are plenty of studies. I have read lots of books on the subject which have been produced and which say that we have the need, as a human being, between 7 and 9 hours of sleep. The average is 8. Some need a little less, others are a little more.
And in rest, we think of physical rest, but we also think of mental rest, that is to say, sit and do nothing, walk and just think, think; go to the window and think.
Mental rest and relaxation should be part of your daily life.
The third thing to do every day to breathe, I’m not talking about the classic breathing that we all do, since if you don’t didn’t, you will just die, I’m talking more about abdominal breathing, ventral breathing that allows you to calm down.
To breathe well is to reduce your emotions, the intensity of emotions, and annihilate, destroy negative emotions.
When you feel good in your body, when you relax your body, you also relax your emotions.
And the best way to calm your body is to take a deep breath when you leave through the belly, So do small sessions 2 to 3 times a day, It’s simple, you just need to have the reflex.
In the middle of the morning, hop, you sit in your chair – it takes two minutes – and you do ten breaths while inhaling for four seconds or you count to four, you inflate the belly, you hold for a count to two and you breathe in counting to 8, for example. This is a type of exercise, There are plenty of others, but the idea is to do it well by exhaling well and doing
belly breathing two to three times a day, It’s a simple trick, but one that could solve a lot of problems in the world because it limits emotions.
There is a quote from Mark Twain that I adore, that I quote very, very often which is: “The one who does not read, has no more on those who cannot read ”. This quote says quite. If you can’t read, you won’t educate yourself, you won’t learn, you won’t become not better,You do not know how to read, And if you don’t read, it’s the same,So if you can’t read or if you can’t read, it’s the same result.
So read, read things that interest you, try to focus on personal development and you can also enhance your readings with different novels because in novels, there is often a somewhat deep message which also allows you to develop.
5. Capture your ideas
We forget a lot,Our brain is made and designed to forget about things we don’t use or that we do not see again.
Fortunately, if not, imagine if you remembered everything you had seen heard during in your life, you wouldn’t know how to sort information, So the best way to keep the important things is to capture them.
When you learn things, when you read things, capture them, write them down, capture your ideas in a journal in every morning and very often in the evening and sometimes during the day, you can do it in another form, you can use an Evernote-type mobile app but the important thing is to capture ideas, think on paper and review them, the purpose of capturing is to allow you to regularly review what you have learned.
The sixth thing to do every day is to reflect.
Think you can do it on paper, in your journal, for example (see the previous point), you can do it in your head, we call it a bit of escaping.You know me sometimes after reading something or watching content a little deep, I stand at my desk window and I look and I think, I think about it. I’m like, “Hey, how could I apply this thing? And my mind goes. Sometimes I do it on paper by writing in my journal, but this habit of thinking every day it is super important. I also do it in my walk sometimes, so you see we can combine.
You can combine moving with thinking, you can combine capturing your ideas with thinking, So, it’s not that habit. you can have habits that allow you to do multiple things at once, but it is important to ask yourself questions, to tell you why I acted the way I acted. What do I really want? Am I really happy with my situation? What is that what could I do to improve my life? Often I talk about habits and the power of habits and I say that habits are a key to making a maximum of things.
The problem with habits is that they prevent us from thinking, so sometimes you gonna do one thing out of habit and if you don’t take the time to do that thing that is the reflection, well you ain’t gonna realize that thing ain’t good for you. so take breaks to reflect each day.
7. Connect with others.
We are, as human beings, social creatures, it’s in our DNA.
Evolution has made it so that those who collaborate, those who are connected with other human beings, survive better. In the days of our ancestors, to be alone in a hostile world was to die.
So those who did not have good connection skills died, if they died their DNA was transmitted less from generation to generation and it was the DNA of those who collaborated, who was good socially, which came to the fore. ‘ours. So we are social creatures, it’s a human need and if we don’t fulfill that need for connection, we are unhappy.
So there you have it, these were powerful things.
Seven things to do every day.
Every day you have to move.
You need to rest.
You have to breathe.
You must read.
You have to capture your ideas.
We must think.
And you have to connect with others.