What have I been up to these past few years? Just a few changes!
In the process of researching what comprises lucky, successful lives, I’ve made several changes in my own life to see what would be most helpful to readers and include in the book. Researching this book has improved every aspect of my life. I’ve learned why some things seem harder to improve or learn than others, how our pasts and surroundings influence us, and how easy it is to fall into self-defeating habits.
I’ve also learned the importance of prioritizing your health: every lifestyle upgrade you make in the service of your physical well-being also improves how well that little meaty control center in your skull functions. After all, your brain is a part of your body! There really is no difference between mental and physical health: it’s all just health. Exercising, getting enough sleep, and paying attention to what I eat help me think more clearly, pay attention, deal with stress, and motivate myself.