• Lifestyle Plan for 2018!!

    Daily Practices

    Morning Meditation – My favorite 5 minute meditations are this one and this one. They accomplish two goals at once by cross-hybridizing the benefits of meditation with the benefits of gratitude (like keeping a gratitude journal, as recommended in the book 59 Seconds). More on the science behind this particular form of meditation here.

    I leave my wallet at home when I know I won’t need it – Stops splurge spending by making it impossible.

    15 Minute Morning Workout

    Evening Meditation- My favorite is this. The video bills itself as “hypnotherapy” but with the focus on breathing and emptying of your mind, I’d say its actually a form of meditation. Its worthwhile too as a confidence builder.

    I plan to read my Things to Remember Everyday on regular basis.

    Transportation

    Biking every time it is reasonable, planning ahead and using public transit in other cases, using Lyft / Uber as a last resort for a few special trips. Saves the environment, my money, and my time (my transportation time and cardio workout time are the same, not separate as it is for most people who drive a car to work, then drive to the gym to workout).

    Diet

    Veggies (especially as a salad) and fruit are the main staple foods of my diet. Fish: 3-5 servings per week, Chicken: 2-3 servings per week, Beef: 1 time per week or less. Beans and nuts (no oil added) I consume as a strong supplemental source of protein to meat. I use modest amounts of butter, olive oil, and coconut oil as drizzle on salads, cooking, etc. Blueberries and Green tea for the cognitive benefits. Stevia is my go-to sweetener for coffee and other things. Occasionally a Zevia (soda brand sweetened with Stevia). Of course, no diet would be complete without chocolate, so I eat 3 or 4 squares of 72% Cacao dark chocolate from time to time. I also consume unusual but healthy stuff like this, and add Chia seeds to all kinds of things. Hopefully this diet will allow me to maintain a 1:1 Omega 3 / Omega 6 ratio (since it’s high in fish, which are high in Omega 3’s), and, of course, take care of my other nutritional needs.

    One ~18-hour fast per week. Brief (“intermittent”) fasting has many health benefits, including new brain cell growth.

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    Article by: Nicholas Covington

    I used to blog at Answers in Genesis BUSTED! I took the creationist organization Answers in Genesis to pieces. I am the author of Atheism and Naturalism and Extraordinary Claims, Extraordinary Evidence, and the Resurrection of Jesus. I am an armchair philosopher with interests in Ethics, Epistemology (that’s philosophy of knowledge), Philosophy of Religion, and Skepticism in general.

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