There’s always more to learn. That’s what makes life interesting. Each insight you gather or factoid you come across is another tool to add to your lifestyle toolkit.
When I first consciously started on a path toward a happier, healthier lifestyle, I was focused on making BIG changes to my habits, like cutting back on my sugar intake. I spent a lot of time and energy identifying where my sugar sources were coming from, and while it was easy to identify the big culprits – like chocolate, fruit, juice, desserts, etc. – what took more effort was finding all the sneaky places sugar finds it’s way into my body…
For decades it’s been served to us: the idea that proper nutrition entails our consumption of three, balanced meals per day, spread out between breakfast, lunch, and dinner – with an early morning breakfast being the “most important meal of the day.” That same three-meals-a-day advice has undergone several modifications, the most current belief being that five or six small meals are superior to three large ones, in order to “keep our metabolism going all day” and prevent us from gorging ourselves when we do eat (because we are mindless eating vacuums, evidently). Enter intermittent fasting.
The Earth is an introvert! But society is a loud, noisy extrovert – the type who thinks an introvert is actually just an extrovert with inhibitions.
Society has a similarly taxing effect on both the introvert and the Earth. The truth is, society just drains the life out of both of us on a day-to-day basis. We are both exhausted by it, and when Friday night rolls around, all we really want is some time alone to be still, and to rejuvenate the imbalance of energy we feel.