Making extreme lifestyle changes sounds like a pretty big deal. And that’s because it is. As creatures of habit, we like things to be roughly the same from day to day, with a little unpredictability thrown in for good measure.
But smart people don’t think like this. If something isn’t working, they change it and see where it leads.
In this post, we take a look at some extreme lifestyle changes you should make that are actually good for you in the long term. Let’s take a look.
Give Up Negative Thinking
Entire civilisations in the past dedicated themselves to giving up thinking. They wanted to escape the horrors of the mind and live free. They built entire religions around it. It was a real problem.
Today, you can see a return to these ancient practices. The mind is exhausting and people are looking for ways to bring it back under control. They want to be free of it.
As such, they are giving up negative thinking. They are meditating every day, and they are practising the art of catching themselves in the act of destructive rumination. Internally, their lives improve. And ultimately, that’s the only thing that really matters.
Stop Eating Junk
Food manufacturers hail processed food as a type of salvation. With people eating ready meals, the food supply is secure, cheap and convenient, they say.
But there’s a problem: junk food harms the body, sometimes irreparably. It ages people faster, and it prevents them from living their best lives. In many parts of the world, it’s also leading to weight gain, something that only really began to take off in the 1980s.
To stop eating junk, you’ll need to invest in a few strategies. You don’t have to count calories, but you do need to make sure that you are getting most of your energy from nutrient-dense, energy-sparse foods, such as fruits and vegetables. If you struggle with feeling full when eating healthily, consume more nuts and seeds.
Rebuild Your Home
In some cases, it might be worth rebuilding your home instead of moving. For instance, suppose you’re in the perfect area and have a beautiful plot of land. In a situation like this, moving doesn’t make a lot of sense. However, knocking down an existing house that isn’t serving you and replacing it with a new one does.
This sort of approach is out-of-the-box thinking. Most people would just move, regardless of whether they loved the location of their home. But if you rebuild, you’re taking the smart option.
Grinding Alone And In Silence
Lastly, smart people often make the decision to grind alone, and in silence. They know that they shouldn’t trumpet everything that they are going to do all the time to other people. Instead, they know that the best policy is just to pursue the things that matter to them and then reveal all when the job’s done.
If you’re living your life by committee, you might want to change your policy. Involving other people in your decision-making isn’t always the best idea.