If happiness is the goal, habits are the means. By creating healthy habits, I leverage the subconscious influence of my environment to enhance my wellbeing.
I rarely cook, but this week I cooked a new meal every day. I wanted to learn how to acquire healthy, easy, and cheap food.
To be happy, I must embrace fall’s catalyst for change. Change pushes me to new experiences, even better than the last.
I identified every possession that brought me joy and got rid of the rest. I own 80% fewer things. By decluttering, I live a more present life.
I shouldn’t cram. Adding experiences into a short time frame does them a disservice. Even if I had infinite time, I can’t fully know a city. As I leave a city, I should feel relaxed and content I gained a few cultural insights.
Mental preparation helped me finish the trail because I knew why I was hiking, what I would get out of it, and the implications of quitting. When answering these questions, I could not lie to myself.
Personal growth is incredibly important to my happiness. I know it is best to be uncomfortable because discomfort is a clear indicator of this growth.
People that practice gratitude regularly experience significant physical and mental benefits. Journaling is an easy way to cultivate a grateful lifestyle.
My thru hike of the Appalachian Trail left me with many takeaways. Three that resonate with me the most are: Food is fuel. Do it now. and Divide goals.
I hiked the Appalachian Trail to gain self confidence. I knew if I had the mental strength to walk every day, I could start something lasting.