Published Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Here are this week's chosen learning points:
Sleep: We always hear we need 6-8 hours of sleep a night, but actually, it's not the daily hours that matter but rather the accumulated hours over a 10 day cycle. So if you sleep really little one night, you can still be fine the next day. But if you do it for 10 days, the effects will really hit you. (Source)
Addiction: People don't get addicted to something just because it's chemically addicting to the brain. It's actually because they lack meaningful connections to people or a purpose, so they end up creating a connection to the substance. Unfortunately, society tends to punish addicts and severe their societal connections, which just makes things worse. Instead, addicts need integration into society, and they need their friends/family to stop threatening the relationship and to start nurturing it. (Source)
Education over Entertainment: "Choose education over entertainment. When you choose entertainment, you escape. When you choose education, you elevate." -Jay Shetty
Here are this week's recommended actions:
Substitute 1-3 hours of entertainment for 1-3 hours of education about something interesting or useful to you. (1 hour if you want a manageable goal, 3 hours if you want to challenge yourself)
If you know someone who may be struggling with substance abuse, share the Ted Talk video with them and start nurturing the relationship.
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