How To Live In The Moment

Daily Thought and quote

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past, if you are anxious, you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.” -Lao Tzu

Your life is lived a second at a time. You never reach the future and you never go back to the past.

The second, right now, is all you ever have.This second. Now this one. Now This one.How you spend your seconds is how you spend your life.Every second of the day is a choice.How will you spend it?

Daily tip or recommendation:Intermittent fasting. Use it. It is life-changing. It is based on your human biology.

The most common misconception of intermittent fasting is it is calorie restriction. But it’s not. Regular fasting could be considered calorie restriction since you likely go a day or more without food.

But intermittent fasting is based on meal timing: when you eat your calories, not how much you eat.

If you eat 2000 calories a day, you can get those calories within an 8 hour window or you can eat those calories spaced our throughout your entire day. When you keep them within an 8 hour window, the time between “feedings” is where you get the fasting benefit. So an 8-hour window results in a 16-hour fast from day to day.

And that is intermittent fasting.

Daily book recommendation:

The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell

All of his books are so well written that you breeze through them. Great writing doesn’t feel like reading. It’s like watching a movie in your head.

Daily health tip:

Find something you need to do and do it outside. You’ll get vitamin D, you’ll get something done, and you’ll be outside soaking up nature.

Daily Cooking Tip

Get one good sharp knife. Then consider an automatic knife sharpener or at least a honing steel rod. A little bit of care and maintenance will keep your knife sharp. And a sharp knife is a must for respecting ingredients.

Daily thoughts about money:

Track your spending for a month. If you don’t know what you’re spending, how can you possibly know whether you are in the red or black each month? You can’t.